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“Acceptance requires empathy.

Forgiveness and revenge doesn't.

Reconciliation, however, requires mutual understanding.”

Charlie McLachlan

Grant McLachlan in the Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal.

At the end of the Pacific War, liberated prisoners of war were interrogated in Tokyo and in Manila. Some provided sworn statements in Tokyo and many were asked to fill out questionnaires in Manila. Subsequently, some of those who gave sworn affidavits appeared at the Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal to give evidence.

 

These files fall into two categories. Mitsushima evidence and Kanose evidence.

 

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These are the Sugamo Prison identification cards for those Mitsushima and Kanose POW Camp guards tried for Class B and C war crimes at Yokohama. These files are held at the National Archives and Records Administration in College Park, Maryland, USA. 

(NARA, College Park, Maryland, USA.) 

 

This photo album was collated by Kotaro Kitazawa - a Kumagai contractor at Mitsushima POW Camp - and was used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials. The photos were taken as the Japanese were concerned about so many prisoners dying and the photos were taken as momentoes to be sent to relatives of prisoners.

(NARA, College Park, Maryland, USA.) 

 

This photo album was collated by Kotaro Kitazawa - a Kumagai contractor at Mitsushima POW Camp - and was used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials. The photos were taken as the Japanese were concerned about so many prisoners dying and the photos were taken as momentoes to be sent to relatives of prisoners.

(NARA, College Park, Maryland, USA.) 

 

Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal Evidence

NARA: SCAP HQ - Mitsushima Camp Report

This is the official report conducted by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters describing conditions at Tokyo's Second Detached Prisoner of War (Mitsushima) Camp.

 

NARA: SCAP HQ - Evidence - List of Deaths at Mitsushima

 

NARA: SCAP HQ - Diary of Allan Cory

This diary of Allan Cory - the senior American officer at Mitsushima POW Camp - was used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials.

 

 

NARA: SCAP HQ - Diary of Sukeo Nakajima

This translated diary of of Sukeo Nakajima - the commanding Japanese officer at the Mitsushima POW Camp - was used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials.

 

NARA: SCAP HQ Statements - Volume I (D-A)

These statements, affidavits, and questionnaires from former prisoners of war at Mitsushima and Kanose Camps were used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials. (Apologies that the order of the documents are in reverse alphabetical order. The photographs were taken in the order that they appeared in the file.)

 

 

NARA: SCAP HQ Statements - Volume II (G-E)

These statements, affidavits, and questionnaires from former prisoners of war at Mitsushima and Kanose Camps were used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials. (Apologies that the order of the documents are in reverse alphabetical order. The photographs were taken in the order that they appeared in the file.)

 

NARA: SCAP HQ Statements - Volume III (H-L)

These statements, affidavits, and questionnaires from former prisoners of war at Mitsushima and Kanose Camps were used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials. (Apologies that the order of the documents are in reverse alphabetical order. The photographs were taken in the order that they appeared in the file.)

 

 

NARA: SCAP HQ Statements - Volume IV (P-M)

These statements, affidavits, and questionnaires from former prisoners of war at Mitsushima and Kanose Camps were used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials. (Apologies that the order of the documents are in reverse alphabetical order. The photographs were taken in the order that they appeared in the file.)

 

 

NARA: SCAP HQ Statements - Volume V (Q-Y-R)

These statements, affidavits, and questionnaires from former prisoners of war at Mitsushima and Kanose Camps were used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials. (Apologies that the order of the documents are in reverse alphabetical order. The photographs were taken in the order that they appeared in the file.)

 

 

NARA: SCAP HQ Statements - Volume I (Kanose)

These statements, affidavits, and questionnaires from former prisoners of war at Kanose Camps were used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials. (Apologies that the order of the documents are in reverse alphabetical order. The photographs were taken in the order that they appeared in the file.)

 

 

NARA: SCAP HQ Statements - Volume II (Kanose)

These statements, affidavits, and questionnaires from former prisoners of war at Kanose Camp were used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials. (Apologies that the order of the documents are in reverse alphabetical order. The photographs were taken in the order that they appeared in the file.)

 

 

NARA: SCAP HQ Statements - Volume III (Kanose)

These statements, affidavits, and questionnaires from former prisoners of war at Kanose Camp were used by the Supreme Commander Allied Pacific Headquarters in the Class B & C Yokohama War Crimes Tribunal trials. (Apologies that the order of the documents are in reverse alphabetical order. The photographs were taken in the order that they appeared in the file.)