December 13th 1937: Rape of Nanking

On this day in 1937 the mass murder and rape of Chinese civilians by Japanese troops began in the Chinese capital of Nanking. The incident occurred during the Second Sino-Japanese War following the fall of Nanking to the Japanese. Around 275,000 people were killed, with the horrific brutality continuing for six weeks.The main perpetrators were later found guilty of war crimes and were executed.

12/13/13 at 1:55pm
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    A cause of WWII?
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    I had a Chinese student in my Spanish class. She was in her 30’s, and told me about Nankin, I had seen a documentary...
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    i just always wondered if this was an actual thing. People are saying that it might have been a not a true historical...
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