Helen G. Moore was a native of Albany, New York born in 1903. As a missionary for the Methodist Episcopal Church, she travelled to Japan in 1931 to teach at the Kwassui Girls School in Nagasaki. After four years she returned to New York, where she taught school for two years. Moore then returned to Japan in 1937 and remained there until evacuated to the Philippines in March 1940. During the Japanese occupation of the Philippines she was interned and for 72 days she was imprisoned at Santiago Prison in Manila. In 1945 she was liberated and returned to the U.S. She once more returned to Nagasaki in 1947 where she resumed her missionary work for the Methodist Church.
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