Page 1

Parent Matsuda to Stand Trial News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 1
Folder First Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Mastuda to Stand Trial Former Head of Hoten POW Camp Where Gen. Wainwright Was Held Kyodo – AP Mukden, May 10 – Colonel Genji Matsuda, commander of the infamous prison camp at Hoten near Mukden, where General Jonathan Wainwright and approximately 1,500 American war prisoners were held, is en route by air to Shanghai to stand trial as a war criminal. Matsuda is charged with being responsible for many deaths in the camp, failing to provide proper food and medical attention, condoning cruelties by the staff, making prisoners work in war industries and not providing air raid shelters. The prisoners were survivors of the Philippines invasion, many having gone through the Bataan death march. Matsuda and his staff were captured in September, 1945, by an American ground rescue team.