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The Resource Comfort women speak : testimony by sex slaves of the Japanese military : includes new United Nations human rights report, edited by Sangmie Choi Schellstede ; featuring photographs by Soon Mi Yu

Comfort women speak : testimony by sex slaves of the Japanese military : includes new United Nations human rights report, edited by Sangmie Choi Schellstede ; featuring photographs by Soon Mi Yu

Label
Comfort women speak : testimony by sex slaves of the Japanese military : includes new United Nations human rights report
Title
Comfort women speak
Title remainder
testimony by sex slaves of the Japanese military : includes new United Nations human rights report
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sangmie Choi Schellstede ; featuring photographs by Soon Mi Yu
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • kor
  • eng
Summary
  • "During World War II, an estimated 200,000 girls and young women were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese imperial military, which was authorized by the highest levels of Japan's wartime government. This system resulted in the largest, most methodical and most deadly mass rape of women in recorded history."
  • "Japan's Kem pei tai political police and their collaborators tricked or abducted females as young as eleven years old and imprisoned them in military rape camps known as "comfort stations," situated throughout Asia. These "comfort women" were forced to service as many as fifty Japanese soldiers a day. They were often beaten, starved, and made to endure abortions or injections with sterilizing drugs. Only a few of the women survived, and those that did suffered permanent physical and emotional damage."
  • "Little was known about the true scope of this crime against humanity until 1991, when after almost fifty years of silence, seventy-four-old Kim Hak-soon bravely told the world of her experiences as a comfort woman. Her testimony gave others the strength to tell their stories. The Washington Coalition for Comfort Women Issues (WCCW) carefully transcribed and translated the stories of nineteen survivors, which are now presented in this book."
  • "These courageous women have shared their experiences to document a crime that must never be repeated. They seek a formal apology and reparation from Japan's government for the horrors it imposed on them. Thus far, that government has responded with gestures that many survivors regard as a new and more subtle form of the same degradation they have faced throughout their lives."
  • "This is not simply a history book. Comfort Women Speak documents the lives of nineteen courageous women who continue to fight to bring to account one of the most powerful governments in the world."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Language note
Includes translation of Korean testimonies into English
LC call number
D810.C698
LC item number
C66 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Schellstede, Sangmie Choi
  • Yu, Soon Mi
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War
  • Comfort women
  • Comfort women
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Service, Compulsory non-military
  • Atrocities
  • Comfort women
  • Service, Compulsory non-military
  • Militär
  • Prostitution
  • Zwang
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
  • Erlebnisbericht
  • Asia
  • Korea
  • Japan
Label
Comfort women speak : testimony by sex slaves of the Japanese military : includes new United Nations human rights report, edited by Sangmie Choi Schellstede ; featuring photographs by Soon Mi Yu
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 x 26 cm.
Extent
x, 154 pages
Isbn
9780841914131
Lccn
00061364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44777233
  • (OCoLC)ocm44777233
Label
Comfort women speak : testimony by sex slaves of the Japanese military : includes new United Nations human rights report, edited by Sangmie Choi Schellstede ; featuring photographs by Soon Mi Yu
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 x 26 cm.
Extent
x, 154 pages
Isbn
9780841914131
Lccn
00061364
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44777233
  • (OCoLC)ocm44777233

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