The Plainview Library and state Assemblyman Charles Lavine will present a program focused on the so-called "Comfort Women" of World War II in November.
The program, set for Nov. 18 at 2 p.m., is free and open to the
public. It was first presented at Queensborough Community College
by Dr. Arthur Flug, executive director of The Harriet and Kenneth
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and Archives.
"It is an important to us as Americans to learn from this horrific
experience so we can battle against contemporary forces that even today
enslave and brutalize women and girls throughout the world," Lavine said. "Please join
The Comfort Women were abused and forced into sexual slavery by the
Japanese Imperial Army prior to and during World War II. Their stories are now being told through words,
images and film.
Lavine and Dr. Flug will be joined by artist Steven Cavallo at the event.