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A peace statue on Unionplatz within the Berlin district of Moabit commemorates the so-called consolation girls.
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A statue in Berlin commemorates girls who needed to function prostitutes for Japanese troopers throughout World War II. Tokyo desires the federal authorities to have the monument eliminated. But it refers back to the accountable district.

SThe lady has been sitting on a chair on Unionplatz within the Berlin district of Moabit for the fourth 12 months now. He is carrying a standard Korean costume, his toes are naked, his fingers are clenched into fists, he’s trying straight forward with a critical expression. Slightly chook perches on his shoulder. The lady casts a shadow, it exhibits an previous lady.

A white butterfly flies within the shadow that’s embedded as a mosaic within the floor. The residents on Birkenstrasse, a blended neighborhood with a excessive proportion of migrants, have gotten used to the unusual bronze lady. Children climb as much as it or sit on the empty chair subsequent to it that belongs to the monument till their moms name them again. The murals known as a statue of peace. But what is meant to advertise peace results in strife and discord.