Yu Gwan-Sun

Yu Gwan Sun

I just learned about this girl yesterday and I think she is so cool! I’m such a sucker for revolutionary resistance youth. She was a Korean girl in the early 20th century during the time of Japanese colonial rule in Chungcheong, Korea. As a 15 year old girl she began to rally her community against the Japanese occupation and she planned a demonstration for independence. During the demonstration both of her parents were killed and she was taken to prison where she was tortured until she died as well. She was quoted to say, “Even if my fingernails are torn out, my nose and ears are ripped apart, and my legs and arms are crushed, this physical pain does not compare to the pain of losing my nation. My only remorse is not being able to do more than dedicating my life to my country.”

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