Sex­ual slav­ery vic­tim statue to be un­veiled in New York

The Korea Times - - NATIONAL - (Yon­hap)

A statue sym­bol­iz­ing the vic­tims of Ja­panese wartime sex­ual slav­ery will be un­veiled in New York this week, a lo­cal Korean as­so­ci­a­tion said Thurs­day.

The girl statue will be in­stalled in­side the Mu­seum of Korean Amer­i­can Her­itage in Man­hat­tan fol­low­ing an un­veil­ing cer­e­mony at the site on Fri­day.

“We want to look back on our painful his­tory that can never be erased, and en­sure that such a tragedy never re­curs,” an of­fi­cial of the as­so­ci­a­tion said.

His­to­ri­ans es­ti­mate that up to 200,000 women, mostly from Korea, were forced to work in front­line broth­els for Ja­panese troops dur­ing World War II. Korea was a Ja­panese colony from 1910-45.

The statue will be the fourth of its kind in the United States. The others are in Cal­i­for­nia, Michi­gan and Ge­or­gia.

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