Museum of Comfort Women

The Museum der Trostfrauen (Museum of Comfort Women), which we abbreviate as MuT (German for courage), is an interactive place of learning and remembrance designed for both young people and adults. It documents the story of the “comfort women” who were forced into sexual slavery by the Japanese military during World War II, their resistance and courage. In multimedia installations, visitors can not only learn more about the brutal “comfort woman system” and Japanese imperialism, but also get to know the stories and voices of individual “comfort women”.

A special focus of the museum is to show how the survivors broke the silence about the extreme sexual violence and processed their experiences. The danger of insufficient processing and the global continuity of sexual violence is also addressed using the example of Wehrmacht- and Konzentrationcamp-Brothels, South Korean soldiers in the Vietnam War, and the history of Yazidis.