Glendale in Los Angeles County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Korean Comfort Women Statue
In Memory of more than 200,000 Asian and Dutch women who were removed from their homes in Korea, China, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, East Timor, and Indonesia, to be coerced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Armed Forces of Japan between 1932 and 1945.
And in celebration of proclamation of "Comfort Women Day" by the City of Glendale on July 30, 2012, and of passing of House Resolution 121 by the United States Congress on July 30, 2007, urging the Japanese Government to accept historical responsibility for these crimes.
It is our sincere hope that these unconscionable violations of human rights shall never recur.
“I was a sex slave of Japanese military" - -
Torn hair symbolizes the girl being snatched from her home by the Imperial Japanese Army.
Tight fists represent the girl's firm resolve for a deliverance of justice.
Bare and unsettled feet represent having been abandoned by the cold and unsympathetic world.
Bird on the girl's shoulder symbolizes a bond between us and the deceased victims.
Empty chair symbolizes survivors
Shadow of the girl is that of an old grandma, symbolizing passage of time spent in silence.
Butterfly in shadow represents hope that victims may resurrect one day to receive their apology.
Erected 2013 by Korean American Forum of California.
Location. 34° 8.602′ N, 118° 15.214′ W. Marker is in Glendale, California, in Los Angeles County. Marker can be reached from Colorado Street east of Brand Boulevard. Located in Glendale Central Park, south of the library. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 E Colorado Street, Glendale CA 91205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Adams Square Gas Station (approx. one mile away); Somerset Farm (approx. 1.2 miles away); Glendale Station Clock (approx. 1.4 miles away); Special Delivery (approx. 1.6 miles away); Casa Adobe de San Rafael (approx. 1.7 miles away); Adobe of the Rancho Los Feliz (approx. 1.7 miles away); Homeland (approx. 1.9 miles away); Griffith Park Merry-Go-Round (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendale.
More about this marker. This statue is a replica of the original statue located in Seoul, South Korea.
Regarding Korean Comfort Women Statue. The statue has faced opposition from Japanese nationalists who insist comfort women were not slaves but
Also see . . . Comfort Women Justice. (Submitted on April 30, 2019.)
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