110th Anniversary of the Birth of President Kim Il Sung
April 15, 1912
Kim Il Sung on Atrocities Committed by U.S. and “UN” Forces During Korean War
Writing on August 15, 1952, in the middle of the U.S. aggression launched against Korea, on the atrocities committed by the U.S. imperialists in Korea, Kim Il Sung wrote: “The people of the world already know a lot about the means and methods by which the U.S. aggressors are carrying on the war in Korea. The Commissions of the Women’s International Democratic Federation and the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, the delegates of the World Peace Council and Chinese scholars, journalists and writers, who had witnessed with their own eyes the outrageous crimes and atrocities committed by U.S. troops in our country since the outbreak of the war, have told the people of all countries, on the basis of facts and documents, about the napalm and germ bombs of U.S. imperialism which reduced thousands of Korean towns and villages to ashes.
“The U.S. rulers could not hide from the people the atrocities committed by their troops on Koje Island which had been turned into an American-type Majdenek.
“Once Hitler the cannibal, extolling the racist theory, prattled that Germans must conquer the world by every possible means. He infused cannibalism into the minds of Germans. He said: ‘If we are to build the great German Reich, we must first expel and exterminate the Slav race, that is, Russians, Poles, Czechs, Slovakians, Bulgarians, Ukrainians and Byelorussians.’
“Today, the U.S. racists are preaching the same misanthropic nonsense, while U.S. generals are virtually carrying on a war of genocide in Korea by employing napalm bombs, germ and chemical weapons and rockets.
“It is common to find the U.S. soldiers and soldiers of other nations belonging to the ‘UN Forces’ captured by our soldiers carry with them handbooks or ‘manifestos’ issued by the U.S. Command, which ask them to be merciless to Koreans and not to have the slightest sympathy and pity even for a child if it is Korean.
“I would like to quote a paragraph from a similar document issued by the 8th U.S. Army Commander to the soldiers of the ‘UN Forces.’ It reads: ‘Soldiers of the UN Forces, you are safeguarding the great honour of all nations in these rugged hills and forests of Korea and checking the spread of communism from Asia and across the ocean…. The war is fierce. Therefore, if you want to save your lives, you must kill as many Asians as possible … Don’t let your hands tremble even when those who appear before you are children or old people. Kill them! In doing so, you will be saving yourselves from catastrophe and fulfilling your duty as the soldiers of the UN Forces.’
“Such is the plan of the bestial U.S. warlords who are following in the footsteps of the Hitler army.”
1. Majdenek was a Nazi concentration and extermination camp on the southeastern outskirts of Lublin, Poland. In October 1941 it received its first prisoners, mainly Soviet prisoners of war, virtually all of whom died of hunger and exposure. Within a year, however, it was converted into a death camp for Jews, transported first from Bohemia and Moravia (now in the Czech Republic) and then from Poland, the Netherlands, and Greece. More than 360,000 people were exterminated in Majdenek, 60 per cent from starvation and torture, and 40 per cent executed by firing squad or in the gas chambers. It was liberated by the Soviet Red Army in July 1944. (Brittanica.com)