My mother was a 'comfort woman'
2017-08-14 13:27:00

By 2017, it had been 72 years since the end of World War II. In 1944, Japan’s 11th army surrounded Guilin, a city in southern China's Guangxi Province, now an autonomous region. Chinese woman Wei Shaolan was in terraced fields with her child. Protected by the villagers’ self-defense forces, villagers are less vigilant. That was so good a chance for the invading Japanese soldiers that they captured Wei and some other women, together with Wei's young daughter.

In a Japanese military camp, Wei was forced to serve as a "comfort woman," while her kid was bayoneted to death by Japanese soldiers.


Guilin is famous for its beauty, but it suffered disaster during World War II. /CGTN Photo

Every day Japanese soldiers would flock to rape those Chinese women. Until one day she escaped long a path in the morning while Japanese guards relaxed their vigilance. When she returned home, her husband said she was “dirty” for being raped, while her mother-in-law explained that the Japanese soldiers had taken her by force.

Source: CGTN Editor: Hiram