Monument to Korean Victims and Survivors

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Monument to Korean Victims and Survivors

Monument to Korean Victims and Survivors
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nadi O o
Israel1,155 contributions
Unique spot
Nov 2019
The fact that this minority of Koreans in Hiroshima is mentioned through this monument is really unique and meaningful.
Written November 25, 2019
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Bozeman-Dublin
Trim, Ireland8,345 contributions
Beautiful and Serene Monument
Jun 2019 • Solo
One of many beautiful memorials in Hiroshima Peace Park, this one is particularly striking. About 10% of the victims of the Atomic Bomb - about 20,000 people - were Koreans living and working in Hiroshima. This lovely monument commemorates them and is a lovely touch. Very peaceful and serene.
Written June 29, 2019
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Clan_K-C
Barcelona, Spain228 contributions
Important monument for a subjugated group
Mar 2019 • Family
Korea was under imperial rule for 40 years at the time of the war, and some were economic migrants to work in Japan (some forced). Remembering the numbers and the names is an important part of recognizing the Korean suffering in this time.
Written March 31, 2019
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Brian M
Montrose, UK1,553 contributions
Beautiful
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is a monument to the many Koreans who were mainly slaves of the Japanese during the war. Even today there are tensions between both countries over the war.
Written March 10, 2019
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VictoriaAshland
Ashland, OR323 contributions
Good spot to stop and think
Oct 2018 • Solo
The Korean victims were mostly captives, slaves brought to Japan by the military. As such, their story has not been told; it doesn't cast the nation of Japan in a positive light and the nation is notoriously poor at admitting guilt or showing remorse. So this monument is both monument and indictment. It's one of the few genuinely angry places in the park. For this reason, you might be ready to skip it. But it needs to be known, it needs to be read, these victims need to be recognized, mourned and remembered along with the Japanese civilians. It's a plain slab, focused on telling a story, not being a work of art. Say a prayer, sing a song, remember.
Written December 10, 2018
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Wombling_Free_7548
Bristol, UK1,547 contributions
Tribute
Nov 2018 • Couples
This is worth seeing whilst you stroll round the park, as a memorial to Korean victims. It has a turtle / tortoise at its base, plus colourful cranes.
Written November 13, 2018
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Adam B
Cebu City, Philippines1,179 contributions
Tribute to Korean Nationals Who Were Killed
Oct 2018 • Couples
This monument is dedicated to the memory of the people from Korea who were in Hiroshima at the time of the atomic bombing. Around 1910, many Koreans came to Japan to look for work after Korea was annexed by Japan. As a result, there were many Koreans who died or were affected by the bombing. The monument is a part of the Peace Park, so can easily be included in any visit. There are signs throughout the Peace Park leading to the various monuments and memorials.
Written October 10, 2018
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Escape-overseas
Stevenage, UK1,755 contributions
Monument to Korean Victims of the Hiroshima bomb
May 2016 • Couples
Among the many memorials within the Peace Park is one dedicated to the people of Korea who lost their lives in the Atomic explosion, working or living in the city at the time, and not commemorated until 1970 with the construction of this monument.
Written June 8, 2016
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