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 daily life of Yi Lanying, a survivor of Nanjing Massacre. Photo taken on Aug. 22, 2017 shows Yi displaying her teeth, one of which was knocked out by the Japanese invaders (R, central); Yi enjoying electric fan at home (C top); Yi looking for the switch of light at home (L top); Yi posing for a photo in front of her old house(L central); Yi standing in front of her house(R top); Yi cooking at kitchen (R bottom). Photo taken on Dec. 1, 2017 shows Yi staying at her son's home (L bottom). Yi was born on May 4, 1926. When the Japanese invaders came to the city of Nanjing, Yi and her elder sister moved to the International Safety Zone. They hid and escaped of being raped by Japanese invaders once in the zone. She had witnessed Japanese killing a Chinese young man and captured about eighty youngsters. 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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