The next journey begins CHINA!!

The next journey begins CHINA!!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A little background  information about the subject I will be exploring.  It is a little known genocide that is often not included in the study of WWII. The government of Japan has not acknowledged the genocide and there are deniers that claim it was overblown or never occurred .
The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was an episode of mass murder and mass rape committed by Japanese troops against Nanking (current official spelling: Nanjing) during the Second Sino-Japanese War. The massacre occurred during a six-week period starting December 13, 1937, the day that the Japanese captured Nanking.

The "Comfort Women" suffered beyond the scope of their rape and torture as a double edged sword having been part of a male dominated society and culture, hence many of the women who suffered so greatly at the hands of the Japanese, were often shunned and not accepted back into their families and villages.  They often suffered physically and mentally in silence.

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