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Comfort Women Wanted, Works by Chang-Jin Lee

Soonduck Lee & Youngsoo Lee, Korean Comfort Woman Survivors
Chang-Jin’s work began in Korea. Whilst there, she interviewed nine Korean “Comfort Women” (two of whom are pictured here). The majority of all “comfort women” were Korean and many did not survive the brutal treatment that they suffered during the war. Of the small number who did survive, many kept the events a secret as it would have been considered shameful and a bad reflection on their families. However, over 250 Korean “comfort women” came out in the 1990s and told their harrowing stories. Now only 99 surviving women remain.

Misty Ericson
Misty Ericson holds a BA in English & Comparative Literature from San Jose State University, California, and an MA History of Art from University of Leeds, UK. In addition to her work on HerCircleEzine.com, which she founded in 2005, Misty enjoys painting in her studio and restoring her home in the English countryside.
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  • Ernestine Burke

    You documented this story beautifully! I know this is a tale of horror, but somehow you restored these women to their original place of honor with this piece. I felt “the comfort” as I went through it. I know they are pleased:) Thank you for posting this.

  • arlette jassel

    Listening to the singing is so unexpected. I am just starting studying about slavery today. This shows me that a life is possible after slavery. But it is so important to bring it all into the light and to legitimize the practices, the suffering and the particularity of each person enslaved. Thank you.

  • Phyllis Reeve

    Thank you for documenting this “horror of war”, and with the horror, the courage and life-spirit of the survivors.
    Haunting and unimaginable.

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