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Title An uncomfortable truth
Published 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  994.0092 Ruff Ast/Ory  2007/04/02  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  994.0092 Ruff Ast/Ory  2007/04/02  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Series Australian story (Television program). 2007/04/02
Summary "Jan Ruff-O'Herne told her shocking story on Australian Story in 2001 - a secret that took her 50 years to come to terms with before finally, she revealed it in a letter to her two daughters. An idyllic childhood in Java was brought to an abrupt end by the Japanese occupation during Word War Two. Aged 21, she was taken from her family and repeatedly abused, beaten and raped - forced to be a sex slave for the Japanese military. The term coined for this brutal sex slavery was 'comfort woman'. But since revealing her 'uncomfortable truth' Jan Ruff-O'Herne's suffering has been transformed into something affirmative. In February this year, this 84-year-old Adelaide grandmother made the long journey to testify before Congress in Washington DC. The Congressional hearing was the pinnacle in her 15-year global campaign to seek justice for 'comfort women'. Now six years since Australian Story first aired her story, Jan Ruff-O'Herne feels she is one step closer to finally achieving her ultimate goal."--website
Notes Off-air recording of ABC-TV broadcast April 2, 2007. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
No rating given
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Ruff-O'Herne, Jan
Comfort woment -- Indonesia -- Semarang
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Indonesia -- Semarang
World War, 1939-1945 -- Prisoners and prisons, Japanese
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, Dutch
Author Ruff-O'Herne, Jan
ABC-TV (Australia)