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.
257 2nd St., Palisades Park, NJ
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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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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