Palisades Park, New Jersey: Memorial to Korean Comfort Women of WWII

A plaque on a small rock depicts a looming Imperial Japanese soldier and a curled up woman. It honors 200,000 victims of the Imperial Army's policy to enslave and sexually abuse women in occupied countries during WWII.

Address:
257 2nd St., Palisades Park, NJ
Directions:
Just to the left of the Palisades Park Library, in a little plot of grass next to its underground parking entrance.
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Memorial to Korean Sex Slaves of WWII

An incredibly sad chapter in world history for sure. This plaque means a lot to a lot of people.

[Brian From Rockland County NY, 06/17/2020]

Plaque reads: "In memory of the more than 200,000 women and girls who were abducted by the armed forces of the government of imperial Japan 1930s-1945 known as 'comfort women' they endured human rights violations that no people should leave unrecognized. Let us never forget the horrors of crimes against humanity." Palisades Park has a large Korean-American population. The Japanese government wasn't happy about the monument.


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