Hiroshima: Monument to Korean Victims and Survivors, sign at the monument

Dublin Core

Title

Hiroshima: Monument to Korean Victims and Survivors, sign at the monument

Subject

Atomic bomb--Hiroshima; Atomic bomb victims

Description

In a chapter of Japanese history that has only recently begun to be discussed openly, Japan colonized Korea in the decades leading up to the Second World War. Before and during the war, many Koreans were brought to Japan, many of them as conscripted laborers. At the time of the A-bomb explosion in Hiroshima, there were many Koreans in Hiroshima and it is estimated that as many as 20,000 Koreans may have died in the explosion. Given the enmity between the Japanese and the Koreans, and what some would label a prejudice against Korean nationals, the Japanese perhaps did not initially acknowledge fully the loss of Korean lives at Hiroshima. The plaque in this photo, at the monument erected on the edge of the Peace Memorial Park in 1970, describes the plight of the Korean victims.
Collection Librarian: Amy Bryant. Please send comments or content corrections to Michael Thiedeman, Professor of Art, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374 USA. email address: thiedmi@earlham.edu

Contributor

Thiedeman, Michael
Earlham College

Rights

Material may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Earlham College. Photographer retains copyright.

Format

Image/jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

ecasia000856
ecasia_a_000856

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
6-Aug-45
Chugoku (region), Hiroshima (prefecture), Hiroshima (inhabited place)
7004499

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

812 w x 1200 h, 150ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/ad3bd959481599393b9463df0a80964b.jpg

Citation

“Hiroshima: Monument to Korean Victims and Survivors, sign at the monument,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 12, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4220.