San Francisco unveils statue to wartime sexual slavery victims

 

San Francisco unveiled a memorial statue in Saint Mary Square Park on Friday to commemorate the tens of thousands of women sexually enslaved by the Japanese military during World War 2. Lee Yong-soo, one of the surviving Korean victims, was at the unveiling ceremony. Lee was forced to serve Japanese troops in one of the brothels when she was just 15 years old. Speaking at the ceremony, she said it was a historic day and thanked the city of San Francisco. She stressed that the horrors of the past must be shown to future generations to prevent a similar atrocity from happening again.

 

 

켈리포니아 주 샌프란시스코 세인트 메리 스퀘어공원에 일본군 위안부 피해자 기림비가 22일 세워졌습니다. 위안부 생존자인 이용수 할머니는 이 행사에 참여했습니다. 이 할머니는 15세에 일본군 위안부로 끌려갔습니다. 이 할머니는 “역사적인 날이며 샌프란시스코 시에 감사드린다”고 말했습니다. 이 씨는 이 같은 잔혹사를 반복하지 않기 위해 미래 세대가 이 사실에 대해서 알아야 한다고 강조했습니다.

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