The older was bayoneted and the younger split down through the head with a sword. Each girl was raped six or seven times daily. Each girl was raped six or seven times daily- reported December 18th.
The Japanese used this incident as an excuse to wage all out war against China. Hsia's parents, aged 76 and 74, and her two daughters aged 16 and 14 [were].
Nanking Safety Zone Many Westerners were living in the city at that time, conducting trade or on missionary trips. Many were taken to the Yangtze Riverwhere they were machine-gunned to death.
Many of them were refugees, fleeing from the Japanese armies which had invaded China. Mass murder of civilians[ change change source ] During the six weeks of the Nanjing massacre, the Imperial Japanese Army IJA massacred between 40, andpeople. On December 11, Rabe found that Chinese soldiers were still residing in areas of the Safety Zone, meaning that it became an intended target for Japanese attack despite the majority were innocent civilians.
Most of the Chinese soldiers who had been interned in the safety zone were shot in masses. Many fled the city on December 7, and the International Committee took over as the de facto government of Nanking. These people had presumably been fleeing and were shot from behind.
Some Chinese soldiers stripped civilians of their clothing in a desperate attempt to blend in, and many others were shot by the Chinese supervisory unit as they tried to flee.
According to one Japanese journalist embedded with Imperial forces at the time, "The reason that the [10th Army] is advancing to Nanking quite rapidly is due to the tacit consent among the officers and men that they could loot and rape as they wish. Rabe tried to save as many Chinese as he could by creating a safety zone on his estate.
Demand for surrender At noon on December 9, the Japanese military dropped leaflets into the city, urging the city of Nanking to surrender within 24 hours, promising "no mercy" if the offer is refused. He assigned Asaka to Nanjing as an opportunity to make amends.
This resulted in the widespread looting and burglary. He would later state that he had seen tank guns used on bound soldiers.
Click on the picture to make it bigger. The bodies of civilians that I examined had bullet holes in their backs. Nov 09, · Watch video · Aftermath of the Massacre. There are no official numbers for the death toll in the Nanking Massacre, though estimates range fromtopeople.
The Nanking Massacre, The Japanese occupation of Nanking, the capital of the Republic of China, lead to one of the greatest horrors of the century. This eyewitness report was filed by a New York Times reporter. Nanking Massacre.
Home; History of Massacre; Other Articles. THE RAPE OF NANKING OR NANJING MASSACRE 1 The Japanese invasion of China in Having already seized and annexed China’s Manchurian region () and Jehol province (), the Japanese were waiting for a pretext to invade and occupy the whole of China. The Nanjing Massacre was a massacre (an unjust killing of many people) that happened in Nanjing, China, in December of and January of It was part of the Second Sino-Japanese War, which was the part of World War II between China and Japan.
At the time, Japan was trying to take over China and Nanjing was the Chinese capital. Between December 13, when Nanking fell to the Japanese, and the end of Februarythe orgy of violence by the Japanese Imperial Army claimed the lives of an estimatedtoChinese civilians and prisoners of war.
The Nanking Massacre stands as one of the worst atrocities of the bloody twentieth century. Nanjing Massacre: Nanjing Massacre, the mass killing and ravaging of Chinese citizens by Japanese Imperial Army soldiers induring the Sino-Japanese War.The nanking massacre 1937