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 Cen Honggui, a survivor of Nanjing Massacre. Photo taken on Oct. 11, 2017 shows Cen telling the story of Japanese invaders shooting his sister (C top); Cen staying in his bedroom (C bottom); Cen showing his certificate of Nanjing Massacre survivor (L top); Cen and his wife Xie Wenying posing for a photo at home (L central); Cen watching neighbors playing Chinese cheese (L bottom); Cen walking in rain (R top); Cen showing the scar left when saving his brother in fire during war time (R central); Cen looking out from window at home (R bottom). Cen was born on Nov. 6, 1924. Japanese invaders shot his sister and burn his brother alive after occupied the Nanjing in 1937. He also witnessed Japanese invaders strafing Chinese people. He has 3 sons and 2 daughters and now lives with his wife. 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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