april 17, 2008 06:05am – in Korea
I read a lot of South Korean news in English because I need new discussion topics everyday. This story, however, floated right to the top:
This one, here.
This country either needs, or doesn't need a wake up call about Nazis. I haven't run a gallup-style poll yet, but I'd say at least 7/10 (at least) have never met a Jew. It stands to reason that the whole Hitler thing is already some kind of distant nightmare you read about in books, but that has no meaning to your everyday life, like the story of Jack the Ripper or Vlad the Impaler.
On the other hand it's not as though there are skinheads here looking in the windows of shops and going "YEAH! SWASTIKA!"
This story won't be front page news around Gwangju, but my freetalking classes will hear about it.