Silenced No More: Korean Americans Remember the “Forgotten War”

Ramsay Liem, Boston College

Silence is a common signature of profoundly traumatic events not the least of which are wars. For survivors of armed conflict, it attests to unspeakable violence and unresolved wounds. It is no wonder the Korean War is best known as the Forgotten War. This essay addresses both the silencing of memory and recent community-led efforts to resist forgetting.