Sorokdo, South Korea
Sorokdo [National Hospital] was established in 1934 on Sorok Island during the occupation of Korea by Japan. Human rights violations included forced sterilization, mandatory abortions, and medical experimentation. There are over 10,770 cremated remains buried in the cemeteries. Close to 600 individuals who have experienced leprosy still live here. A recently built suspension bridge now makes the mainland more accessible.
photo: Building built in 1937 specifically for the ashes of people who died of Hansen's disease.
photo courtesy Sorok do National Hospital