The Big Waves Stroke: The Truth and Rehabilitation of the “Re-rebellion Cases” of the Green Island New Life Correction Center

The Big Waves Stroke

In May 1949, the Taiwan Provincial Government enforced Martial Law throughout
Taiwan. In the same month, the Legislative Yuan also passed the Statutes for the
Punishment of Rebellion. Since then, Taiwan has entered the White Terror period for
more than 40 years. In the 1950s, several prisons of political prisoners had so-called
Re-insurgency Cases that the authorities claimed, which led to the loss of batches of
young souls. Why have political prisoners who fallen into round-the-clock
imprisonment could be accused by the authorities of “Re-rebellion to the
Government”?
To solve the mystery, the National Human Rights Museum launched a special
exhibition: The Big Waves Stroke: The Truth and Rehabilitation of the “Re-rebellion
Cases” of the Green Island New Life Correction Center during 1953-1956 in Green
Island White Terror Memorial Park in 2021. The special exhibition received favorable
reviews. This year, NHRM moved the special exhibition to its Jing-Mei White Terror
Memorial Park. By launching the exhibition, we hope that the truth can be restored
and the lost young lives commemorated.


Exhibitions and events

CRC 30th Anniversary Exhibition (with virtual exhibition link)

Permanent exhibition

CRC 30th Anniversary Exhibition The Convention on the Rights of the Child (abbreviated as the CRC) was promulgated on November 20, 1989. The Convention was incorporated into the domestic law of...

What?! Why Me?! (with virtual exhibition link)

Permanent exhibition

What?! Why Me?! “Freedom of Speech” is a part of basic human rights, but during the period of martial law in Taiwan, there were more than thousands of imprisonment cases due to speech, text, or...

If on the Edge, Draw a Coordinate: the 2020 Green Island Human Rights Art Festival (with virtual exhibition link)

Permanent exhibition

Green Island Human Rights Art Festival 2020 In 2019, NHRM first tried to organize the "Green Island Human Rights Art Festival" using contemporary art as a medium. It was well received and was...

Come with Us, Please — A Journey of Articulating Injustice and Shaping Collective Memory (with virtual exhibition link)

Permanent exhibition

Come with Us, Please — A Journey of Articulating Injustice and Shaping Collective Memory CHEN Kuan-yu Born in Keelung, Taiwan in 1985, Chen is a visual artist and freelance director/ photographer....

An Exhibition on International Concern for Taiwanese Political Prisoners (1960-1992) (with virtual exhibition link)

Permanent exhibition

  An Exhibition on International Concern for Taiwanese Political Prisoners (1960-1992) In 1947, the 228 Massacre took place, with many Taiwanese killed or sentenced without any trial. According...

Show all

Activities from this museum

We don't have anything to show you here.


Suggested Content