More names added to Nan­jing me­mo­rial wall

China Daily European Weekly - - NEWS DIGEST -

A to­tal of 26 names were re­cently in­scribed on a me­mo­rial wall com­mem­o­rat­ing Chi­nese killed in the Nan­jing Mas­sacre by Ja­panese troops over sev­eral weeks be­gin­ning in De­cem­ber 1937. They bring the to­tal num­ber of names on the wall to 10,664. The me­mo­rial wall was set up in 1995 at the Me­mo­rial Hall of the Vic­tims of the Nan­jing Mas­sacre by Ja­panese In­vaders, with 3,000 names rep­re­sent­ing the 300,000 vic­tims of the mas­sacre. The names were con­firmed by the city’s com­mit­tee on wartime losses and by Nan­jing Mas­sacre in­ves­ti­ga­tions, tes­ti­mony or doc­u­ments from sur­vivors, as well as in­for­ma­tion from vic­tims’ rel­a­tives.

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