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Hyung Je Bok-ji-won (Brother Welfare Facility): South Korea’s Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Dahee Kim August 20, 2015

Hyung Je Bok-ji-won (lit. “Brother Welfare facility”) was a welfare facility that operated in Busan, South Korea from 1975 to 1986. The facility accommodated about 4,000 persons and it is regarded as the largest sheltered accommodation for homeless people in the country. It is called the Korean version of Auschwitz Concentration Camp, because a large… Continue Reading »


[Personal Reflection] 50 Years of Silence: The No Gun Ri Incident

Soo Yon Suh June 4, 2013

Sometimes life seems like a vicious cycle of the same routine. But, then it throws at you a curve ball that takes you off track. My unexpected curve ball was the opportunity to visit No Gun Ri (노근리) .  No Gun Ri was a life changing experience opening my eyes yet again to the realities… Continue Reading »


Free Burma Campaign – Korea

Aerim Koo July 14, 2011

Reporters: AeRim Koo, YoonJin Kim On June 29th, 15 people demonstrated outside the Seoul-based Myanmar embassy in to support the Free Burma Campaign. Demonstrators, including one young Burmese boy and four Koreans from Human Rights Solidarity, lined up with picket signs and took turns making brief speeches. The Free Burma Campaign is a pro-democracy movement against… Continue Reading »

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