Zhuang Xian Tu born in 1926. She was married in 1941 when she was 16 to a 13 year old boy. She was still celebrating Chinese New Year and her recent marriage in the morning of the second day of Chinese New Year in 1942 when a few Japanese soldiers came to her house to capture her. They looted her neighbors’ houses and it was her household’s turn.
She was struggling with the soldiers to not be dragged out of the house. In the midst of struggle, one of the soldier used the back of his riffle to hit her legs and head. Her young husband was begging the soldier to not take her, but the soldier threatened him with a bayonet and he was too scared to fight. Since she had bounded feet, the soldiers grabbed her neighbor to carry her to the comfort station. The soldiers then took her along with the village’s food her family’s only donkey.
The road to the comfort station was about 10 li*. If her neighbor walked too slowly on the journey, he was beaten by the soldiers. Once they reached the destination, they were both exhausted. The Japanese soldier dragged her neighbor out of the room that she was brought to and she was alone.
*Li is Chinese unit of measurement. 1 li= 415.8 meters.
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