White Terror ‘must be spoken of’

NEVER FORGET: Liao Chih-ping, who was only four when his father was arrested, said the sacrifices made by the previous generation should always be remembered

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 20, 2020
By: William Hetherington / Staff writer, with CNA

A man yesterday touches a name on a memorial wall at the National Human Rights Museum’s Jing-Mei White Terror Memorial Park in New Taipei City.
Photo provided by the National Human Rights Museum via CNA

The son of a White Terror-era victim, speaking at a memorial event yesterday, said he hoped that Taiwanese would speak up about the era and not forget the previous generation’s sacrifices.

The annual event — which normally takes place the day before the Tomb Sweeping Day holiday and commemorates victims of political persecution — was delayed by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Liao Chih-ping (廖至平), said he was only four years old when his father, Liao Jui-fa (廖瑞發), was arrested during the White Terror era.

“The only image of my father I have in my mind is that of his picture, which was next to his urn in our family living room,” he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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