May 24, 2024

How extremist North Korean refugees inflicted terror during a massacre in South

A group of young landowners who fled Soviet rule helped to brutally suppress alleged communists on Jeju Island

South Korea marked the 76th anniversary of one of the darkest incidents in its history this month — the massacre of tens of thousands of people on the southern island of Jeju due to their alleged affiliation with North Korea.

Police forces played a leading role in the killings over a period of seven years, beginning with an uprising in April 1948 and continuing throughout the Korean War.

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