(From left: Internship Director Dr. Jimin Kim, Julia Chen, Chief of Staff James McClelland, Kupferberg Holocaust Center Director Dr. Arthur Flug, KACE Program Director Chejin Park, Esq.)

Korean American Civic Empowerment (KACE) and the Queensborough Community College Kupferberg Holocaust Center will start a Northeastern Asia History Internship starting Fall 2012. Ten students will be chosen, and will go through a rigorous 12-week program learning about Asian history, Japanese war crimes, conduct interviews with surviving victims, and compile a book every year.

For this internship, KACE, Kupferberg Center, and Councilman Peter Koo's office held a joint conference on September 19th to gather victims of Japanese war crimes. KACE welcomes those who experienced Japanese brutality or observed it while residing in a Japanese-occupied area that are willing to share their experience. "Comfort Women" survivors, forced laborers, draftees, prisoners of war are all included in the category.

This internship is the product of the "Comfort Women Art Exhibition," and the "Holocaust and Comfort Women Survivors Calling for Justice Together," both joint projects by KACE and the Kupferberg Center.

KACE is not only looking for Koreans but Chinese, Pacific Asians, World War 2 Veterans as well.

Translation will be provided for those who are not fluent in English.

For those who want to share their experiences, please contact KACE at 718-961-4117 by September 28th.
 

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