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WW2-ANNNIVERSARY/SOUTHKOREA-SLAVERY
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August 12, 2015
Former South Korean "comfort woman" Kim Bok-dong poses with a copy of her painting titled "The Day A...
Seoul, South Korea
Wider Image: "Comfort Woman" Survivors Tell Their Stories
Former South Korean "comfort woman" Kim Bok-dong poses with a copy of her painting titled "The Day A 14-year-old Girl Is Stolen Away" in her room at “Our Home�, a special shelter for former "comfort women", in Seoul, South Korea, July 23, 2015. “Comfort women� is the Japanese euphemism for women who were forced into prostitution and sexually abused at Japanese military brothels before and during World War Two. During an art therapy session to help cure the trauma from being a "comfort woman", Kim painted the picture depicting how she was abducted by Japanese military personnel. The shelter is run by an NGO. According to her testimony to South Korean researchers, in 1940 she was taken into a Japanese military brothel. station. On weekdays she was forced to have sex with 15 Japanese soldiers a day. On weekdays she was forced to have sex with around 15 Japanese soldiers a day. On weekends she said it seemed like it was more than 50. She was then taken to Japanese military "comfort stations" in China, Hong Kong, Sumatra, Java, Malaysia and Singapore until Japan surrendered. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonPICTURE 24 OF 33 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY "COMFORT WOMAN SURVIVORS TELL THEIR STORIES" SEARCH "KIM COMFORT" FOR ALL PICTURES
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