SOUTH KOREA: Incident at Shinwon

The regime of Syngman Rhee, during which many an outrage was perpetrated in the name of "anti-Communism," built a long legacy of hatred. Last week the dammed-up hatred was discharged in an ugly incident at Shinwon. 160 miles southeast of Seoul.

Nine years ago, at the height of the Korean war, the local South Korean army commander Colonel Kim Chong Won suspected Shinwon of secretly supplying Communist guerrillas. He rounded up 600 villagers in the schoolhouse. screened out friends and relations of his soldiers, then shot the rest—men, women and children. The...

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