[LETTERS to the editor]A museum presses its agenda

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[LETTERS to the editor]A museum presses its agenda

I’ve just returned from a visit to the Seodaemun Prison History Hall ― the site of the internment, imprisonment, torture and execution of Korean freedom fighters during the Japanese occupation.
While this museum opened my eyes to the atrocities upon Koreans, the real shock came with the place itself, particularly the overly-graphic and horrifying torture chambers, replete with life-sized representations of Koreans bloodied, bound, ravished, raped, beaten and lashed.
Why do people, especially children, need to see this? Why must this be a part of their education? What exactly is being taught here?
I must be frank in saying that the only message I received from my visit was one of anger, hatred, ignorance, unrelenting vindictiveness and blind nationalism.

by Ryan Nowack
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