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

    (東亜日報 1957.7.21)