Pic story: Record lives of Nanjing Massacre survivors

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-11 07:38:23|Editor: Yang Yi
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The combo photo shows life of Gu Xiulan, a survivor of Nanjing Massacre. Photo taken on Sept. 21,2017 shows a copy of Gu's portrait taken in 1940s (L); Gu lying on the bed for illness (C top); a picture of Gu and Xing shuyi who hiding in the safety zone with her during war time (R top); Gu and his son at home (R central); Gu and his family posing for a photo at home (R bottom); Gu staying at home; (2nd R bottom); Gu's son Long Jinyuan and daughter-in-law Liu Yuegui taking care of Gu (3rd R bottom); Gu was born on Nov. 10, 1924. Gu's father sent her to a safety zone in Nanjing before Japanese invaders occupied the city and she hid there till Feb. 1938. 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/Han Yuqing, Li Xiang and Ji Chunpeng)

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