The Seoul Metropolitan Government and Seoul National University Human Rights Center discovered this film from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). On July 5, 2017, the team released a 18-second film footage of Korean military sexual slaves in Songshan, Yunnan, China. This rare footage proves the existence of the military slavery system operated by the Japanese Army before and during WWII.

Kim Hak-sun

Kim Hak-sun was the first woman to come forward about the plight of the comfort woman. As the first to share her story, she helped to bring to the public’s attention the issue of Japanese sex slavery during the Pacific War when she went public with her story in August, 1991.

Jan Ruff O’Herne

Ruff-O’Herne was born in 1923 in Bandoeng in the Dutch East Indies, a former Southeast Asian colony of the Dutch Empire. During the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, O’Herne and thousands of Dutch women were forced into hard physical labor at a prisoner-of-war camp…


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