Ev­i­dence of Nan­jing Mas­sacre, ‘com­fort women’ do­nated

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - China - XIN­HUA

NAN­JING — New his­tor­i­cal ma­te­ri­als that present fresh ev­i­dence of the Im­pe­rial Ja­panese Army’s war crimes dur­ing the 1937 Nan­jing Mas­sacre and the sexual en­slave­ment of women for the mil­i­tary — the so-called com­fort women — were do­nated to the Nan­jing Mas­sacre Memo­rial Hall on Satur­day.

A to­tal of 41 items of his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ments and ob­jects were do­nated by col­lec­tors in Bei­jing, Shang­hai, Shenyang, Kun­ming, Nan­jing and Ja­pan.

The dona­tions in­clude bul­lets that Ja­panese troops used on the bat­tle­fields in Nan­jing, a war his­tory book from Ja­pan, some pas­try molds used by Ja­panese sol­diers to mark the oc­cu­pa­tion of Nan­jing, sou­venir medals, old pho­tos,

new items and post­cards is­sued when Ja­panese troops in­vaded.

The do­nated items about “com­fort women” in­clude a mir­ror and a cop­per pot.

Ling Xi, deputy cu­ra­tor of the Memo­rial Hall for the Vic­tims of the Nan­jing Mas­sacre by Ja­panese In­vaders, said the hall’s mu­seum has re­ceived 1,593 items this year, most of which were ev­i­dence of Ja­pan’s in­va­sion of China.

The his­tor­i­cal doc­u­ments will be dig­i­tal­ized at the hall’s dig­i­tal cen­ter and will be made avail­able to re­searchers world­wide, Ling said.

The Nan­jing Mas­sacre was car­ried out by Ja­panese troops af­ter they cap­tured the city on Dec 13, 1937. Over six weeks, they killed 300,000 Chi­nese civil­ians and un­armed sol­diers.

have been re­ceived this year by the Nan­jing Mas­sacre Memo­rial Hall.

CUI XIAO / FOR CHINA DAILY

Ma­te­ri­als do­nated by col­lec­tors are pre­pared on Satur­day for a cer­e­mony at the Memo­rial Hall of the Vic­tims of the Nan­jing Mas­sacre by Ja­panese In­vaders.

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