The Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders released 18 books Tuesday morning as part of its observance of the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre and the 4th National Memorial Day for the Nanjing Massacre victims.
An audio picture book Nanjing 1937 is meant to give the young people a brief introduction to the Nanjing Massacre, the darkest period in human history. Artifacts related to the massacre are drawn in the book to revive the details of the city from different angles.
Most of the 18 books are historical compilations on the Nanjing Massacre. Some of them have been translated into English and Japanese for international publicity. They include the Human Memory, the Solid Testimony of the Nanjing Massacre and Final Testimony: Oral History of 49 Nanjing Holocaust Massacre Survivors.
Blood in the Snow: Nanjing 1937 is a novel based on the history of the Nanjing Massacre. The author David Davis expresses his hope for a new way to make it more widely disseminated.
On Dec 13, 1937, the Japanese army occupied Nanjing and during the following six weeks bore witness to the inhumane disgrace and bloody massacre exerted on the city. No less than 300,000 innocent civilians and unarmed Chinese soldiers were brutally slaughtered in mass and individual beheadings, burying alive, burning, and killing races. More than 20,000 women were raped and many were then killed.