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Testimony of Former Comfort Woman

Sept 16,1998
'I clearly saw a Japanese soldier beat a lady on the rear and back with a heavy stone and that cruelty eventually led to the woman's death.'
Among a lot of Korean 'comfort' women who were forcibly violated by Japanese soldiers during the second World War, Song Shin Do(76), who is living in Japan's Miyagi prefecture, for the first time testified about her harsh past in her mother country.
Song visited Korea on September 16 and said, 'I permitted my flesh and body to 70 or 80 Japanese soldiers every night in China.'
She continued in the interview,'When I rejected to do abnormal 'services' the soldiers hit me with swords and punched my face so I lost my hearing in both ears.
She was delivered to a life of prostitution and enslavement in 1938 when she was 16 years old, believing she would earn some money looking after the Japanese army's laundry and nursing. Since then, she was moved to Japanese military bases in China and continued forced prostitution for the war's duration.
She will be staying 5 days in Seoul testifying on her miserable treatment in that period.


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