|Excerpt from the Back of a Picture Flier entitled 'Sinchon Museum'
KOREA PICTORIAL,Pyongyang, DPRK
Juche 90 (2001)
Sinchon County in South Hwanghae Province is a place where the US imperialist and their stooges committed the atrocities of mass murder while the Korean People's Army was carrying out a strategic temporary retreat during the Korean war (June 1950-July 1953).
During their occupation of Sinchon for 52 days (October 17-December 7, 1950) the US aggressor slaughtered 35,383 people, a quarter of the total population of the county.
The Sinchon Museum indicts to the whole world the bestial atrocities by the cutthroats.
The museum consists of 16 rooms in the main hall and 3 rooms in the Hall No.2 and outside inspection sites.
On display in the museum are materials on the crimes committed by the US imperialist aggressor how have invaded Korea from one hundred and scores of years ago, on their atrocities in Sinchon and other areas when the KPA was carrying out a strategic temporary retreat and on their indiscriminate bombings on towns and villages and germ and chemical warfares during the Korean war and on brutal slaughter of people committed by the US imperialists and their stooges in south Korea up to now since the war.
The US imperialist aggressors arrested and killed people random, irrespective of the old and young in Sinchon.
They locked up over 900 innocent people in the air-raid shelter of the former Sinchon Country Party Committee (now the Sinchon Museum) and burned them to death. They herded more than 520 inhabitants into the air-raid shelter of the former Sinchon County Party Committee (now the Sinchon Museum) and burned them to death. They herded more than 520 inhabitants into the air-raid shelter of the form Sinchon Country Militia Station, blocked its entrance and blew it up with a pre-installed explosive to murder them all.
When all air-raid shelters were filled with corpses the aggressors drove other inhabitants in the trenches near the air-raid shelter of the county Party committee and buried them alive or shot them to death.
Over 2,000 people were killed on the short Soktang Bridge between mid-October and late November.
The aggressors were on strict guard at the approach to the bridge. They captured all who tried to cross it and cut off their heads with swords, bayoneted them and shot them to death, drowning them in the river. They dragged people from other villages to the bridge and drowned them with bayonets. They river was dyed with blood and filled with dead bodies.
Their massacres in Sinchon reached a culmination in brutality.
In May Juche 40 (1951) and March Juche 41 (1952) the Investigation Committees of the International Democratic Women's Federation and the International Association of the Democratic Lawyers visited Sinchon and emphatically condemned the US imperiailists' war crimes.
A member of the Investigation Commission of the IDWF said:
"The atrocities committed by the US Imperialists in Korea far surpassed those committed by Hitler Nazis. The US imperialist cutthroats resorted to the brutal methods of murder through long torments, sawing, burning and dismembering people. No vicious human killers like Yankees are in the world."
The Korean people never forget the brutal atrocities committed by the US imperialists and are full of a firm determination to revenge upon them a hundred and thousand fold if they ever invade Korea again.
For an excellant UK homepage dedicated to the Sinchon Museum: