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Human slavery

Part 4 of 4: Books, web sites, etc. about
allegations of Japanese sex slavery before
and during World War II

This topic is a continuation from Part 3

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Books about the "Comfort women:"

  • book cover image Dai Sil Kim Gibson, "Silence Broken: Korean Comfort Women," Mid-Prarie Books, (1999).  Read reviews or order the book safely from online book store

  • book cover image Maria Rosa Henson "Comfort Woman: A Filipina's Story of Prostitution and Slavery Under the Japanese Military," Rowman & Littlefield (1999) Read reviews or order

  • book cover image George Hicks, "The Comfort Women: Japan's Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War," Norton, (1997) Read reviews or order

  • book cover image Korean Council for Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan, "True Stories of the Korean Comfort Women," Cassell, (1996). Read reviews or order

  • book cover image Joshua Pilzer, "Hearts of Pine: Songs in the Lives of Three Korean Survivors of the Japanese 'Comfort Women'," Read reviews or order

  • book cover image S.C. Schellstede & Soon Mi Yu, "Comfort Women Speak: Testimony by Sex Slaves of the Japanese Military,"  Holmes & Meier, (2000) The book includes a New United Nations Human Rights Report. Read reviews or order

  • book cover image C. Sarah Soh, "The Comfort Women: Sexual Violence and Postcolonial Memory in Korea and Japan," University of Chicago Press, (2009). Read reviews or order

  • book cover Emily Jungmin Yoon, "A Cruelty Special to Our Species," Ecco (2018). Described as a "collection of poems exploring gender, race, and violence." Read reviews or order

  • book cover image Yoshiaki Yoshimi, "Comfort Women," Columbia University Press, (2002). Read reviews or order

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Video, web sites, an article and a movie:


A You Tube video titled "Endangered Japan: A small survey on the conflict between Japan and Korea. Book II: Sex, Lies, and Comfort Women," undated, at:

The author writes: "On March 28, 2013, this video was reported by some group of people and suspended probably by their comrades working in YouTube for unknown reasons. If you watch this video, you will know that this is an impartial portrait of what Comfort Women were actually like and doesn't violate any article of the Community Guidelines of YouTube. I strongly protest against the infringement of freedom of speech."

bullet Brough's Books maintains a list of books which describe wartime atrocities allegedly committed by Japanese forces. See: Most deal with the Rape of Nanking and the Comfort Women atrocities.

bullet Chunghee Sarah Soh, "Links to Comfort Women documents," at:

bullet "The Comfort Women: Colonialism, War and Sex," Special edition of Positions, East Asia Culture Critique, Duke University, Vol. 5, Number 1, Spring 1997.

bullet Ustinia Dolgopol & Snehal Paranjape, "Comfort Women: An Unfinished Ordeal," A Report of the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva, Switzerland, (1994).

bullet Dai Sil Kim Gibson has also produced a movie: "Silence Broken." It was broadcast on PBS on 2000-MAY. Excerpt from a review by Library Journal, 2000-JUL:

"English subtitles communicate the raw stories of these women, some only children when they were taken, who were repeatedly raped, abused, forced into prostitution, and shipped like military supplies to far off places. When the survivors returned home, their own government shamed them into silence. Today, many Japanese leaders and veterans deny responsibility and refused to apologize or provide compensation."

For ordering information, see:

bullet "The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan," has a web site at:

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Copyright 2001 to 2016 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Originally written: 2001-DEC-4
Latest update: 2016-JAN-07
Author: B.A. Robinson

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