Lee Ok-seon ended up being operating an errand on her behalf moms and dads whenever it simply happened: a combined number of uniformed males burst away from an automobile, attacked her and dragged her in to the automobile. That she would never see her parents again as they drove away, she had no idea.
She had been 14 years old.
That afternoon that is fateful Lee’s life in Busan, a city in just what is currently Southern Korea, finished once and for all. The teenager ended up being taken fully to a alleged “comfort station”—a brothel that serviced Japanese soldiers—in Japanese-occupied China. Here, she became one of many tens and thousands of “comfort women” afflicted by prostitution that is forced the imperial Japanese military between 1932 and 1945.