Thursday, July 12, 2012

1957 Jul 21 - "Two US Military Comfort Women Commit Suicide Out of Despair"

This July 21, 1957 article is from the South Korean newspaper Donga Ilbo.


Two Comfort Women for US Military Commit Suicide Out of Despair

(Busan) At about 3:30 in the afternoon on the 19th,  Jo Mi-ja (20) and Bak Su-ja (21), who both worked as comfort women at a US military comfort woman hall in the Jeonpo district of Busan, committed suicide together by drinking poison at the Songmijang Restaurant in Jeonpo. In their suicide note they wrote, “As more and more debt piles up in our tedious lives as comfort women, dying is the only way out.”

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  1. <Japanese translation of the Korean article of this post>

    米軍慰安婦二名 身勢悲観自殺
    【釜山発】釜山市内田浦洞の米軍慰安所で慰安婦として従事している趙美子(20)、朴壽子(21)嬢は、19日午後3時30分ごろ、南浦洞の松美荘料理店で共に服毒自殺した。遺書には「うんざりする慰安婦生活を続けるほど借金だけ増え、死ぬしかない」と書かれていた。



    (東亜日報 1957.7.21)

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