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Author: Anne-Kathrin Becker

Title: Koreanische Zwangsprostitution im Zweiten Weltkrieg

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Translation: Koreans forced into Sexual Slavery during World War II

Journal: Asien, Afrika, Lateinamerika

Volume: 26

Issue: 3

Year: 1998

Pages: 347-358

ISSN: 0323-3790 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: German

Keywords: 20th Century | Asian History: Japanese History, Korean History | Types: Forced Prostitution / "Comfort Women"; Types: Wartime Rape / Asia-Pacific War


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Abstract: »Nearly fifty years after World War II, Korean women broke their decades-long silence and began to speak about their past. During the war Japanese military authorities deported women drafted for sexual slavery to frontline brothels. About 200,000 Korean women were forced into these frontline brothels. For many years after the war, these women did not dare to speak about their past. In the face of Confucian tradition they feared being shunned by their own families and society in general. Only recently did some of them file a lawsuit against the Japanese government in the Tokyo District Court. They demanded an official apology and material compensation from the Japanese government for these crimes. International organizations also supported the demands of the women drafted for sexual slavery during the war.« (Source: Historical Abstracts)

Wikipedia: Forced prostitution: Comfort women; Wartime sexual violence: Japanese war crimes, Pacific War