HomeManilavol. 8 no. 1 (2012)

The Martyrdom at De La Salle College during the Japanese Occupation of the Philippines

Jose Victor D. Jimenez

Discipline: Philippine History



This paper focuses on the massacre at De La Salle College during the last days of the Japanese Occupation. It recounts the circumstances surrounding the martyrdom of the Christian Brothers, explaining how they suffered in the hands of the rampaging Japanese. At the same time, glimpses of academic life in the school are highlighted as warranted by the logic of the paper. Gruesome as it may appear, the martyrdom of Christian Brothers, far from highlighting Japanese atrocities during the war years, speaks about historical veracity that happened during the ghastly moment of the country’s history during the Japanese Occupation.