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.