Pic story: Record lives of Nanjing Massacre survivors

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-11 07:38:23|Editor: Yang Yi
Video PlayerClose


The combo photo taken on Sept. 21, 2017 shows daily life of Wang Zihua, a survivor of Nanjing Massacre. Photo shows Wang recalling memories (R top); Wang showing his wounded arm hurt by Japanese invaders (L top); Wang showing a photo of his mother who also suffer the massacre (L central); Wang taking care of his flowers at home (L bottom); Wang staying at home (C bottom); Wang and his wife Zhou Jiru posing for a photo at balcony (R bottom). Wang was born on Dec. 25, 1932. On the day of Dec. 14, 1937, Wang and his family fled to a thatched cottage as temporary shelter. Next day Japanese invaders burnt down the cottage and hurt Wang and his mother with gunshots. It took the family more than three months to return their home from the refugee zone, only to find all their houses have been burned down. Wang got married in 1959 and had four children. Now he lives with his son. 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)

   Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next   >>|

KEY WORDS: Nanjing Massacre