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NHRM inaugurates historical sites of injustice’s signage system in New Taipei

  • Date:2024-02-27
NHRM inaugurates historical sites of injustice’s signage system in New Taipei

The National Human Rights Museum (NHRM) hosted an unveiling ceremony at the Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park on Feb. 26 to launch the signage system at historical sites of injustice. The ceremony was attended by Culture Minister Shih Che, Deputy Culture Minister Sue Wang, Senior Advisor to the President Yao Chia-wen (姚嘉文), and other distinguished guests. 


Senior Advisor Yao emphasized that society has to continue to commemorate the victims of the February 28 incident in 1947 and White Terror, so that the history can be remembered and will not be repeated. By establishing the sites of injustice as memorials, he said, people are reminded to reflect on the significance and values of democracy and liberty. 


Minister Shih remarked that, as the Executive Yuan strives to promote the formulation of the Site of Injustice Preservation Act, the Ministry of Culture will establish the signage system for up to ten sites this year while continuing to investigate other possible sites. 


The NHRM said that, following the blueprint provided by the Transitional Justice Commission in 2020, they have initiated a signage system to connect the sites of injustice in Taiwan. They have announced that this signage will be launched in other parts of the country, with upcoming installations planned for Tang Te-chang Memorial Park (臺南湯德章紀念公園) on Feb. 26, the Kaohsiung Museum of History in April, and the Green Island White Terror Memorial Park on May 17.