렘지어 교수 역사왜곡 논문철회 촉구 규탄대회

렘지어 교수 역사왜곡 논문철회 촉구 규탄대회

미동북부한인회연합회 주최 뉴저지한인회 주관으로 개최된 마크 렘지어 교수의 역사왜곡 논문 철회 촉구 궐기대회가 오늘 2월17일 오후2시 30분 뉴저지 클립사이드팍 소재 ‘트리니티  에피스코팔’ 성공회 정원에 세워진 ‘위안부 기림비’에서개최되었다.

뉴욕,뉴저지, 매사추세츠, 커네티컷, 펜실베니아, 델라웨어 6개주의 15개 한인회들과 미동북부한인회연합회는 지난 2월13일 성명서 발표에 이어, 오늘  궐기대회를 개최하였는데, 펜데믹의 인원제한으로 6개주 한인회 대표자 15인이 참석하여 ,손에 태극기 성조기를 들고 준비된 한영 성명서를  함께 낭독하며 일본군 성노예로 끌려간 피해자들의 인권과 명예를심각히 훼손하며 역사를 전면 부정하는 이번 마크 렘지어 교수의 논문에 대한  전면 철회와 진정한 사과를 촉구하였다. 미동북한인회연합회와 더불어 이날 참석한인회는 뉴욕한인회, 뉴저지한인회, 매사추세츠 한인회, 커네티컷 한인회, 델라웨어 한인회, 퀸즈한인회, 대남부뉴저지한인회 이다. 또한,  미동북부한인회연합회는 지난 16일 ‘성명서 청원서’ 서명을 시작하였으며  ‘청원서’는 하버드 법대 딘스오피스와  렘지어 교수의 논문이 실릴계획을 가지고 있는International Review of Law and Economics 편집부에 전달된다.

오늘 궐기대회가 개최된 뉴저지 클립사이드 파크 위안부 기림비는, 2010년 팰리세이즈 팍에 최초로 건립된 후 ,버겐카운티 청사, 유니온 시티에 이어 뉴저지에서  4번째 건립된 기림비이다.

문의

*성명서 내용과 낭독한 명단은 아래를 참조하세요

 [ 한어 성명서 낭독 순서]

‘’성 명 서’’ ( 낭독 : 이주향 미동북부한인회연합회장)

마크 렘지어 교수의 역사 왜곡 논문 철회 촉구 및 규탄

뉴욕, 뉴저지, 펜실바니아,커네티컷, 매사추세츠, 델라웨어 등지에 한인회 연합으로 활동하고 있는 미동북부한인회연합회와 더불어 아래 한인회들은 일본군 위안부 피해자를 매춘부로 규정한 마크 램지어 하버드대 로스쿨 교수의 역사 왜곡논문을 강력히 규탄하며, 해당 논문의 즉각적인 철회와 함께 이에 따른 진정성 있는 사과를 촉구한다.

( 낭독:손한익 뉴저지한인회 회장)

성노예인 일본군 위안부 문제는 대한민국을 포함해 피해를 당한 국가들에서 피해자들의 증언이 이어지고 있고, 유엔인권이사회에서도 일본이 위안부 동원에 대한 책임을 인정하고 사죄, 보상하라는 촉구가 나오는 등 이미 전 세계적으로 일본군 성노예 문제는 역사적 사실로 증명되고 있다.

( 낭독:서영애 매사추세츠 한인회장)

이런 상황에 조선인 위안부가 성노예가 아니라 자발적인 매춘부인 것처럼 묘사하고, 일본 정부의 강요가 없었다는 주장이 담긴 마크 램지어 교수의 논문은 당시 일본군 성노예로 끌려가 모진 일을 당한 피해자들의 인권과 명예를 심각히 훼손하고 있는 일인 동시에 역사를 전면 부정하는 행위이다.

( 낭독:오기정 커네티컷 한인회장 )

일본군 위안부 문제는 전쟁이라는 엄혹한 시기 여성에 자행된 지독한 인권 유린이자 무자비한 성폭력이다. 반드시 기억해 다시는 같은 일이 번복되지 않아야 하며, 결코 왜곡되서는 안 되는 부정할 수 없는 역사적 진실이다. 마크 램지어 교수는 지금이라도 오도 왜곡된 논문 철회와 이번 일로 상처를 입은 모든 분들께 진심어린 사과를 할 것을 다시 한 번 강력 촉구하는 바이다.

2021년 2월 13일 ( 낭독 :박윤모 웨체스터한인회장)

미동북부 70만 한인을 대표하는

뉴욕한인회, 뉴저지한인회, 커네티컷한인회, 매사추세츠한인회 , 대필라델피아한인회,델라웨어 한인회, 퀸즈한인회, 대남부뉴저지한인회, 중앙펜실베니아 한인회,브루클린한인회, 웨체스터한인회,  스탠튼아일랜드한인회, 뉴욕지역한인회연합회,롱아일랜드한인회, 올바니한인회, 포트리한인회 , 펠팍한인회 일동

[ 영어 성명서 낭독 순서]

(낭독:  좐안 퀸즈 한인회장 )

Statement

Condemn the Distorted Article by Ramseyer and Call for Its Withdrawal

The Federation of Korean American Associations of North Eastern USA and Korean American associations from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Delaware hereby strongly condemn the factually inaccurate and misleading article, ’Contracting for Sex in the Pacific War‘ by Harvard Law School Professor J. Mark Ramseyer and demand an apology along with the immediate withdrawal of his article.

(낭독:  김은진 델라웨어 한인회장)

Ramseyer’s article portrays the Korean comfort women as voluntary prostitutes and claims that there was no coercion from the Japanese government.  This is not a truthful portrayal of these young women and girls who were forced into sexual slavery.  There are extensive researches by scholars and personal testimony from the comfort women victims conducted by international organizations such as the United Nations, which concluded that the comfort women were forcefully kidnapped and subjected to military sexual slavery by the Japanese government.

(낭독:  성티나 대남부 뉴저지 한인회장)

This use of Korean comfort women is a human rights violation and a war crime committed by the Japanese government.  Ramseyer’s rewriting of this historical truth minimizes the responsibility of the Japanese government and further victimizes the comfort women once again.

(낭독:  김경화 뉴욕한인회 수석부회장)

We, the Korean American associations representing 700,000 Koreans from the six states strongly condemn Ramseyer’s portrayal of the comfort women and demand immediate withdrawal of the article.  We stand with the comfort women and urge Ramseyer to apologize to the victims for whom his baseless claims have caused renewed painful trauma.

(낭독:  좐안 퀸즈 한인회장)

February 13, 2021

The Korean American Association of Greater New York, the Korean American Association of New Jersey, the Korean-American Society of Connecticut, the Korean American Society of Massachusetts, the Korean American Association of Greater Philadelphia, the Delaware Korean Association, the Korean American Association of Queens, the Korean American Association of Southern New Jersey, the Central Pennsylvania Korean Association, the Korean American Association of Brooklyn, the Korean American Association of Westchester, the Korean-American Association of Staten Island, the Federation of Korean Associations of Greater New York, the Korean American Association of Long Island, the Korean Association of Albany, the Korean American Association of Fort Lee, the Korean-American Association of Palisades Park

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