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General Summary

    ◆Sun rising over Three Peak Crag (photo by Ronald Tsao)

    The park area was originally home to two prisons built to accommodate political prisoners during the time of the White Terror. First was the New Life Correction Center (1951~1965), operated by the Taiwan Security Command, reflecting Taiwan’s isolated position in the global Cold War. Later came the Ministry of National Defense Green Island Reform and Reeducation Prison (1972~1987). It was also the time of the rising tide of the human rights movement, when overseas human rights activists came to the rescue of Taiwan’s political prisoners. The postwar history of the repression of human rights in Taiwan finds its concrete expression in the relics and exhibition activities of this park.

    ◆The park is located northeast of Greeb Island. (provided by Taiwan Art-in Design Company)

General Summary
Human rights history, island ecology, peace culture
    Martial law was declared by the Kuomitang regime on 19 May 1949 and went into effect the next day. It was the law of the land until 15 July 1987 - 38 years of rule by White Terror, where people lost their lives and property, and were deprived of their rights and freedom.
This is a memorial park commemorating the suffering of the people under the long period of martial law. More than showing the history of human rights, it is also concerned with ecological consciousness.

    Based on the historical truth of the people’s pursuit of democracy and freedom, the park makes use of museum activities - collection, research, exhibition, communication with the public, and interpretation - to manage the historical relics of the political prisons operated during the era of the White Terror, to interpret and research Taiwan’s modern history, to promote human rights and environmental education, to enhance the human rights consciousness of our fellow citizens, and to further peace culture exchange internationally.

    When it comes to the means by which democracy is protected, all citizens must be aware that they can become human rights workers, caring about the existence of our environment and striving to create a more beautiful future.