Survivors: Witnesses of Nanjing Massacre
Updated 10:26, 28-Jun-2018
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China is marking the third National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims on Tuesday. Japanese troops occupied the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing on December 13, 1937, and began a six-week massacre.

China is marking the third National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre Victims on Tuesday. Japanese troops occupied the eastern Chinese city of Nanjing on December 13, 1937, and began a six-week massacre.

Chinese records show that more than 300,000 people – not only disarmed soldiers but also civilians – were brutally murdered and thousands of women raped.

Chinese records show that more than 300,000 people – not only disarmed soldiers but also civilians – were brutally murdered and thousands of women raped.

With age, the number of witnesses to this terrible war crime is dwindling. After Zhang Fuzhi, 89, passed away on November 26, there are now only 108 registered survivors remaining.

With age, the number of witnesses to this terrible war crime is dwindling. After Zhang Fuzhi, 89, passed away on November 26, there are now only 108 registered survivors remaining.

With wounds that can never be healed and tragic memories of suffering, these witnesses are a living record of a dark chapter in the history.

With wounds that can never be healed and tragic memories of suffering, these witnesses are a living record of a dark chapter in the history.

With age, the number of witnesses to this terrible war crime is dwindling. After Zhang Fuzhi, 89, passed away on November 26, there are now only 108 registered survivors remaining.

With age, the number of witnesses to this terrible war crime is dwindling. After Zhang Fuzhi, 89, passed away on November 26, there are now only 108 registered survivors remaining.