Eyewitnesses to Massacre

Eyewitnesses to Massacre

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The infamous Nanjing Massacre of 1937, in which the Japanese Imperial Army raped and slaughtered countless Chinese citizens on the eve of World War II, has been described in well-publicized books from various Chinese, Japanese and German perspectives. But this collection of first-hand testimony from the archives of the Yale Divinity School Library may be the most powerful record of all. Here are eyewitness accounts by a remarkable group of nine men and one woman -- dedicated, compassionate, well-educated, articulate, and devout missionaries who were there on the scene, refusing to leave, and doing everything in their power to save the Chinese victims of this appalling atrocity.The committee is working very hard to have a aquot;neutralaquot; zone respected by both sides in case fighting takes place. ... things we have had to endure a€” so many of the professional classes whose services are direly needed here have run away. On the other hand we have also seen some very encouraging exhibitions of loyalty to duty in the midst of great danger. We are realising the truth of Christa#39;s parable of the hirelings and the good shepherd, and of the meaning of trying to save onea#39;sanbsp;...

Title:Eyewitnesses to Massacre
Author: Kaiyuan Zhang
Publisher:M.E. Sharpe - 2001

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