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Comfort woman : slave of destiny /

Statement of responsibility: Maria Rosa Henson ; with illustrations by the author
by Henson, Maria Rosa.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Pasig City : Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, 1996Description: [iv], 152 p. : ill., 21 x 14 cm.ISBN: 9718686118 (softbound).Subject(s): Henson, Maria Rosa, 1927- | Comfort women -- Philippines -- History | Prostitution -- Philippines -- History | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities -- Asia | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- AsiaOnline resources: VIEW PRELIMINARY PAGES Language/Translation Info: EnglishSummary: Personal memoir by the first Filipina to acknowledge that she was a “comfort woman” – a sexual slave of the Japanese Imperial Army. While the nightmarish experiences of Korean women had been exposed earlier, no Filipina woman came forward to recount her ordeals until 1992, when she responded to radio appeals for Filipinas to come out in the open. Fondly known as “Lola Rosa,” Henson was raped by a Japanese officer in 1942 near Ft. McKinley, in Rizal province. Her family moved to their hometown of Angeles, Pampanga, where Henson was taken by the Japanese and forced to become a comfort woman – a forced prostitute – to be raped by numerous Japanese soldiers daily. Rescued by the Hukbalahap guerrillas, she tried to put her horrible experiences behind her, but got caught in the midst of the fighting between the post-war Huks and the Philippine government. In this autobiography, she tells of her ordeals – and her courage to face up to them. - Prof. Ricardo T. Jose List(s) this item appears in: Afterwar: World War II Film Festival and Exhibit
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Books, Monographs Books, Monographs Filipinas Heritage Library
Roderick Hall Coll.
CT 1798 H47 H4 1996 (Browse shelf) Available 14144


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