Long Island Holocaust Memorial to Honor 'Comfort Women'

      March 22, 2013 13:02

      A permanent exhibition about women forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese Imperial Army and the country's atrocities during World War II is to open in the U.S.

      The Korean American Public Affairs Committee on Wednesday said it has reached an agreement with the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center in Nassau County in Long Island to set up a special exhibition on the so-called "comfort women."

      The representation of the issue at the respected center will help bring it into clearer focus for many Americans.

      Meanwhile, the New Jersey General Assembly put a resolution on comfort women to the vote on Thursday afternoon. It urges the Japanese government to admit responsibility and educate future generations about these crimes.

      "Lack of official documentation, most destroyed on the orders of the Japanese government after World War II, has made it difficult to estimate the total number of comfort women," the resolution states.

      The Japanese government has consistently denied responsibility for drafting the women into sexual slavery, claiming this was done by private operators.

      A demand for an apology from the Japanese government, which was included in an earlier draft, has been omitted.

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