Geoje POW Camp

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Geoje POW Camp

Geoje-do POW camp (Korean: 거제도 포로수용소) was a POW camp located in Geoje at the southernmost part of Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea.[1]


The Park of Geojedo Camp was built to hold prisoners shortly after the outbreak of the Korean War. Out of a total of 170,000 prisoners of war about 85% were from North Korea, and the rest from China. The camp was closed upon the signing of the 1953 armistice which ended the war. Tanks, trucks and other period armaments and artifacts are on display throughout the park as a memorial to the war. The camp was closed, and was turned into a park in 1997. The structure is meant to be reminiscent of the daily lives of the prisoners. The theme stresses the humane treatment of the internees.

War prisoners were also being interned in Daejeon, Incheon, Nonsan, Gwangju, Youngcheon, Busan, Masan and Daegu, and the UN introduced 6 villages in Gohyun gulf region which operated from 1950 to 1953.



  1. ^ A Guide to the Geoje POW Camp Park

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