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Nanjing Marks 76th Anniversary of 1937 Massacre

Posted by feww on December 13, 2013

300,000 Chinese civilians and disarmed soldiers massacred following Japanese invasion

The Rape of Nanjing: On December 13, 1937, Japanese troops began a six-week orgy of massacre, murdering about a third of a million people in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province.

the rape of Nanking
The Rape of Nanking [renamed Nanjing]

Nanjing witnessed genocide, mass murder and war rape after the Japanese captured of the city on December 13, 1937.

To commemorate the event, memorial events are being held  across China. Services in Nanjing will include “a candlelight vigil, a prayer assembly for peace, as well as press conferences and seminars,” said Zhu Chengshan, curator of the Nanjing Massacre Hall.

“As part of this year’s event, a report on protection of survivors’ oral histories of the atrocity will be presented and a Sino-U.S. collaborative project on oral history studies will be announced, Zhu announced.”

“A dictionary on the history of the Nanjing Massacre is being compiled and will be published next year. The dictionary, featuring more than 18,000 entries so far, will reveal the historical facts on the crimes of the Japanese troops in Nanjing from late 1937 to early 1938, said Zhu Chengshan, curator of the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders.”

Nanjing Massacre memorial
Nanjing Massacre memorial, December 13, 2013. Source: Xinhua.

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