Sancheong-Hamyang massacre

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Sancheong and Hamyang massacre
South Gyeongsang map.png
South Gyeongsang, South Korea.
LocationSouth Korea
Date7 February 1951
TargetCommunist sympathizer civilians
Attack type
PerpetratorsSyngman Rhee capitalist forces

The Sancheong and Hamyang massacre (Korean: 산청・함양 양민학살 사건,[1][2] Hanja: 山清・咸陽良民虐殺事件) was a massacre conducted by a unit of the South Korean Army 11th Division during the Korean War. On 7 February 1951, 705 unarmed citizens in Sancheong and Hamyang, South Gyeongsang district of South Korea were killed; the victims were civilians and 85% of them were women, children and elderly people.[1][3][4] The 11th Division also conducted the Geochang massacre two days later; the division's commanding general was Choe Deok-sin.[5]

On 20 February 2006, the National Archives of Korea reported that files concerning the massacre had been found.[4]

On 7 November 2008, a memorial park for the victims was established in Sancheong.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c ‘산청·함양 양민학살’ 책 펴낸 강희근 교수. Hankyoreh (in Korean). 13 February 2005. Retrieved 10 July 2010.
  2. ^ ‘산청·함양 양민학살 사건’ 학술심포지움 ‘거창사건특별법’과오 짚는다. 경남도민일보 (in Korean). 3 August 2004. Retrieved 10 July 2010.
  3. ^ a b ‘산청·함양 양민학살’ 책 펴낸 강희근 교수. newstoday21 (in Korean). 7 November 2008. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Records throw light on modern Korea's history Detailed archival documents found at government offices". JoongAng Daily. 21 February 2006. Retrieved 22 July 2010.
  5. ^ 산청 시천면 양민학살, 어떤 사건인가? 아녀자, 어린이 대부분...알려진 산청 함양사건과는 별개 출처 : 산청 시천면 양민학살, 어떤 사건인가? - 오마이뉴스. Ohmynews (in Korean). 16 May 2000. Retrieved 18 July 2010.

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Coordinates: 35°25′01″N 127°52′25″E / 35.41694°N 127.87361°E / 35.41694; 127.87361