Yim, Chun-taek

임천택Yim, Chun-taek: He donated military funds to the Provisional Government through the Korean National Association.

In 1997, the South Korean government posthumously recognized him with the Order of Merit of National Foundation / Patriotic People Award for his contribution toward the Korean independence movement as an independent leader in Cuba by teaching the Korean language and supplying military funds beginning in 1920 until Korean liberation. He served as an advisor for Korean Women’s Patriotic League in Matanzas. He and his wife Kim, Kwi-hee had five sons and two daughters. First son Yim, Eun-jo was a revolutionary comrade with Fidel Castro to be an elected mayor and the People Committee Chairman.


▲ Group photo after the Korean Patriotic Women’s League was established by wife Kim, Kwi-hee and Yim, Chun-taek in Matanzas, Cuba. (July 26, 1937)