13. Visiting Emah Kastimah

October 24, 2009

Visiting Emah Kastimah, an Indonesian "Comfort Woman", In Cimahi, West Java, Indonesia.

Emah (81 years old) is tiny, soft spoken, yet graceful. At the age of 17 she was kidnapped and become a "comfort woman." She has a vivid memory of her ordeal at the military comfort station where she was raped daily for 2 years. Now, she lives with her daughter, her husband, and two grand children.

at Emah Kastimah's home
Emah Kastimah's daughter and grandchildren
Emah Kastimah in her bedroom

Lunch with Emah Kastimah's family