Masan Military Police Detachment Becomes a Space of Historical Education

City Opens a Museum Exposing Japanese Empire’s Atrocities in October

The Masan Military Police Detachment building in Changwon will be renovated as a space of historical education exposing the atrocities committed by the imperial Japan in the early twentieth century.

Located at the March 15th Avenue (Wolnam-dong) in Masanhappo-gu, the Masan Military Police Detachment building will be renovated as a history museum and opened in October.

The city administration will spend KRW 300 million to exhibit historical records displaying the crimes by imperial Japan, as well as a model of interrogation room where independence movement workers were tortured.

The city is now accepting donations of historical artifacts related to the Japanese occupation of Korea in early twentieth century. Donated artifacts, if selected after the evaluation of experts, will be displayed at the museum with the donors’ name.

The Masan Military Police Detachment (1 basement floor and ground floor) is the only Japanese military police detachment building remaining in Korea, and was built in 1926. Eight Japanese military policemen worked in the building at the time to oppress the Korean people and torture independence movement workers. the Cultural Heritage Administration designated the building as a Registered Heritage No. 198 in September 2005.

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<Photo> Masan Military Police Detachment, located in Wolnam-dong, Masanhappo-gu, Changwon.

 

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