Another Former Sex Slave Dies at Age 100

      July 02, 2018 11:52

      Kim Bok-deuk

      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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