fredag 4. september 2015

Excerpts from the diary of John Rabe, a witness to the Nanjing Massacre, 1937

German-born John Rabe first came to China in 1908, when he was twenty-six years old. He worked there as a businessman for the next three decades. In 1937, he was among the small group of Western missionaries, doctors, and businessmen who established the International Safety Zone in Nanjing, trying to protect the populace from Japanese atrocities. In September 1937, he began keeping a meticulous diary. Read more