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Himeyuri Peace Museum, Itoman

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Commemorating the tragedy of over 200 student nurses, as well as the teachers of two girls’ schools conscripted to take part the 1945 Battle of Okinawa, Himeyuri Peace Museum documents the battle and explains the circumstances behind the victims' death. Tear gas and grenades killed 136 students working in an underground military hospital in the face of invading US troops. The museum features portraits of all of the young victims and has volumes of testimonials and memoirs by 90 survivors, forming part of the popular memory trail on the island. Some 15 km (9 mi) south of Naha, the museum lies 3 km (2 mi) west of the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park. For Himeyuri Peace Museum and beyond, use our Itoman travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Itoman vacation.
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  • Is a glimpse into the harrowing history of the girls caught up in the war we have flowers, there was permanent and makeshift place
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  • Really Memorial Museum as "Memorial" is not. The remains of 208 people against the will of the desire of the youth, who was killed while "Township from the top through", visited the Memorial Museum each departed. Okinawa Shihan women's Club to 150 people, the prefectural first girls high school 50, both teachers 15 215 in 208 people killed and it committed suicide. Survived seven is he became a legend for a Narrator is longer in elderly. Coming coincidentally schools emblem "White Lily" and "Lily". In place had worked for her at the end of the war as a "medical corps" against sick people to save, but urged U.S. horror had committed suicide in a deep trench on the bottom. When you visit the Museum "Oh's ill-fated," and hear the sighs of admiration.
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  • Hiroshima, Nagasaki, chiran went here without tears is not seen by the location. Stream video of survivors who often found that everyone is a really great experience. Also can hear directly from the story of survivors at the Memorial in the video and also the tear in the mind quiver, different story. And felt unable to hear you talk directly and 2 little time passes, and that thought alone as many people want done.
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  • sobering
  •  Slowly turns around and takes 2 hours.  You can understand that were thrown into the young schoolgirl harsh. At fuller, is a very good Museum.
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  • Ordinary people caught up in the fighting. I pray for the souls of young people believe Japan military and logistical support.
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  • Go on a junior high school trip, they visited the Museum and Tower. Museum was worse than Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tower was to join the students of the same age as much as I heard, I was very surprised. Japan is still at peace, I think. Those who died into silence.
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  • It really is perfect. How much was learned. I learned about the importance of life.
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