Why these World War II sex slaves are still demanding justice

“Narcisa Claveria will turn 89 this year, two days before Christmas. Stepping onto the veranda of the family apartment, she takes a moment to check on her 92-year-old husband, who eyes visitors with a weary look.”

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Fedencia Nacar David holds her photo for an application to work as a maid. She was 15. A year before, a Japanese soldier sliced her ear and threatened to behead her if she didn’t go to a garrison with him; she was raped over 10 days. “It still hurts,” she says. “I was innocent. Why did that happen to me?” She kept her past from her children until “comfort women” began speaking out in the 1990s.

Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR