Shedding Light on War’s Victims

Building a Smarter German-American Partnership

Historical memory and the experiences of war’s victims continue to emerge more than seventy years after the end of World War II. AGI’s focus on reconciliation between former enemies in Europe and in Northeast Asia extends beyond relations between states to also shed light on relations between different victim groups and perpetrators. Two recent articles from Japan’s Asahi Shimbun, provided by former AGI fellow Seiko Mimaki, expose the treatment of Japanese women and children in the war’s aftermath.