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Japan's Meiji Industrial Revolution

Sites of Distorted Facts and Concealed Truth

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Kim Chi-yong | Mobilized to a Mitsubishi-affiliated coal mine on the island of Sakhalin in 1942, then reassigned to Takashima in 1944 | 2006.9.14 verbal statement
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Kim Chi-yong was born in Buki-myeon, Jangseong-gun County, Jeollanam-do Province in 1919. While doing odd jobs as a day laborer, he and two other youths without jobs were spotted by a local town official and sent to Sakhalin where he worked in a coal mine affiliated with Mitsubishi. Following this, he was sent from Sakhalin to the Takashima Coal Mine in 1944. Despite the US air raids above, the mine in which he worked was located below the sea floor and he had to keep working. After Korea was liberated after the war, he was able to escape to the mainland by a boat, traveling only at night while avoiding the mines along the way.

- A Tough Farewell: Fact-finding Oral Records on Double Conscription on Sakhalin (original Korean title: 지독한 이별, 사할린 이중징용 진상조사 구술기록), Fact-finding Committee on Damages from Forced Mobilization under Japanese Occupation, 2007, pp. 266~286

 


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