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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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  • A lot of valuable materials are exhibited. Thoughts of the deceased who come across as a painful. Place boasts vivid story of the Himeyuri students were better video and watching it get stuck feet, read on. Tears come, such as cutting the limbs of soldiers carried the injured people have experiences. Also, the wall is decorated with pictures of black and white photographs, student Corps following the student Corps emergency led by teachers, but suicide with hand grenades... by bombing instantly... etc, of the deceased's death is documented, what I felt and thought-provoking is I. Previously visited Auschwitz has been accompanied by a daughter of junior high school students, but also different, very rich and was talking to is a place but I come once legs to carry the sky. And that was very good.
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  • The nickname for the Okinawa Women's Normal School & the 1st Women's Prefectural High School was Himeyuri and unfortunately 240 of their students - who all perished - were assigned to work as nursing ...  more »
  • The Himeyuri Memorial Tower is impossible, but the first museum is paid. Were people surprised, knowing he went and paid. Flowing video interview of the survival of the Himeyuri Museum, was used in the medical care of the time and write a description as well as the Also has written situation late photographs of each corner and watching it will be filled with tears.
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