Illustrated story revives tragedy of Nanjing Massacre survivors

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-10 22:29:19|Editor: Lifang
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The combo picture shows the portrait, fingerprint of Zhang Lanying and illustrated story reviving her tragedy based on facts. Born on Dec. 6, 1929, Zhang is a survivor of Nanjing Massacre, a heinous crime committed by the Japanese militarists during World War II in 1937, in Nanjing, then capital of China. On the first day after Japanese troops entered Nanjing, three Japanese soldiers broke into her home, bound her elder brother Zhang Huaizhi and stabbed his thigh. Zhang and her mother dropped to their knees and begged piteously, brought Zhang Huaizhi back to life. The year 2017 marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre, in which more than 300,000 Chinese were killed by the Japanese invaders who occupied Nanjing on Dec. 13, 1937, marking the start of six weeks of destruction, pillage, rape and slaughter in the city. There are only less than 100 living survivors of the atrocity. Reporters from Xinhua spent many years to look for the survivors of Nanjing Massacre and record their current lives. (Xinhua/Photo by Han Yuqing, Illustrated by Chen Congying)

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