Old­est Nan­jing Mas­sacre sur­vivor dies at 100

China Daily European Weekly - - New Digest -

Guan Guangjing, the old­est sur­vivor of the Nan­jing Mas­sacre, died on Dec 11 at age 100, three days be­fore the Na­tional Memo­rial Day for Nan­jing Mas­sacre Vic­tims. Guan contributed ver­bal tes­ti­mony to Ir­refutable Ev­i­dences, A Me­moir of the Lishui Bomb­ing Caused by Ja­panese In­vaders, pub­lished by Nan­jing Press in Novem­ber 2016. The book col­lected 31 sur­vivors’ oral ac­counts of the bomb­ing in Nan­jing’s Lishui county on Nov 29, 1937, which killed more than 1,200 peo­ple. Fewer than 100 sur­vivors re­main, ac­cord­ing to the Memo­rial Hall of the Vic­tims in Nan­jing Mas­sacre by Ja­panese In­vaders. State lead­ers at­tended a pub­lic memo­rial cer­e­mony at the memo­rial hall on Dec 13.

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