RAPE OF NANKING PHOTOS

 

Entrance to the Museum of the Rape of Nanking

Japanese photo of some of the corpses of some of the 300,000.  These victims were gunned down at the banks of the Yangtze River.  It was reported that the river was so thick with bodies that it was not navigable for boats.

Souvenir photo taken by the Japanese of the beheading contest that two Japanese officers held, killing a total of 209 Chinese.

Japanese holding the body of a killed child.

The bodies of slaughtered children.

Chinese women rape victims.  Most were murdered, but some were kept as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers. The carnage apparently was such that the Japanese military instituted military brothels of women captured from China, Korea and other conquered territories.

A Japanese soldier smiles for the folks back home while holding the head of a Chinese victim.

Diorama from the Beijing museum showing Japanese "doctors" performing a vivisection on a live Chinese to see what various chemical and biological agents have done to internal organs.  The victim is bound and gagged.  This photo was taken at the Beijing memorial museum, but these experiments were conducted at Unit 731 facilities in Habin and at sites in other Japanese occupied territories, such as Malaya.

The editor of Dragon City Journal poses in front of the house of German businessman John Rabe which is still standing in the area that was in the International Safety Zone.  The house is inside a walled courtyard and the porch has been converted into a room by current residents.  I found the house by consulting maps of the period and then stopping elderly Chinese people on the street and saying "Rabe house" in execrable Mandarin.  Finally a very elderly man led me to the entrance of the courtyard and I immediately recognized the house from the 1937 photograph in Iris Chang's book.