Exhibition on forced recruitment of "comfort women" opens in east China

Source: Xinhua| 2021-09-19 15:11:55|Editor: huaxia

NANJING, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- An exhibition revealing the monstrous crimes of the forced recruitment of "comfort women" by the Japanese troops during World War II opened on Saturday in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province.

The exhibition, jointly organized by the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders and the Independence Hall of Korea, shows how the Japanese army brutally implemented the "comfort women" system in China and the Korean Peninsula.

Among the exhibits, a pair of scissors has attracted the attention of many visitors. Its owner, born in 1922, was still a student when she was abducted by the Japanese army and forced to become a "comfort woman."

She was later ransomed by her family and joined the anti-Japanese military force. But that part of her experience scarred her for life. After her traumatic ordeal, she began to put a pair of scissors under her pillow to fall asleep.

"There were over 200,000 'comfort women' in China, and more than 100,000 women were also victimized in the Korean Peninsula. Though the war has ended, their physical and mental trauma did not heal. Today, the Japanese government still hasn't thoroughly reflected upon history and denies it in every possible way, let alone sincerely apologize and compensate," said Su Zhiliang, a professor at the Shanghai Normal University.

"The war of aggression launched by the Japanese militarists caused untold sufferings to the people in many Asian countries, and this exhibition is to appeal to people to remember history and cherish peace," said Zhang Jianjun, curator of the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders. Enditem

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