Introduction

Small, nondescript Sinchon (신천) is often visited on trips between Nampo and Kaesong. You’re here to visit the Sinchon Museum, which details the atrocities allegedly carried out here against civilians by the US during the Korean War. That atrocities were committed here and in other places is not in question (both sides frequently violated the Geneva Convention), but the typically hyperbolic portrayal of these sad events does little to restore the dignity of those who suffered.

Following the museum, the standard tour includes laying a wreath at a memorial next door and then travelling to the site of two barns, where mothers and children were allegedly burned alive by the US army.