July 02, 2018 11:52
Only 27 of the women who were forced into sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II survive after Kim Bok-deuk died at the age of 100 on Sunday.
Born in 1918 in Tongyeong, South Gyeongsang Province, Kim was lured onboard a ship in 1939 with the promise of a job in a factory but subsequently forced to serve as a sex slave for the Japanese Army in China and the Philippines.
She registered as a victim of sexual slavery in 1994, and testified about her experiences in and outside of Korea in later life.
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