Combo photos of survivors of Nanjing Massacre

Xinhua Published: 2017-12-10 19:30:27
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Combo photo taken on Aug. 9, 2017 shows daily life of Shen Guiying, a survivor of Nanjing Massacre, a heinous crime committed by the Japanese militarists during World War II in 1937, in Nanjing, capital of China. Photo shows Shen crying as recalling the cruelty of the Japanese invaders (L, top), and other photos show bedridden Shen at home. Shen was born on Dec. 21, 1928. Her father Shen Chuanhe, uncle Shen Chuanyuan and her aunt were all killed by the Japanese invaders in 1937. Another uncle Shen Chuanhai was taken away by the Japanese soldiers and never came back. Shen currently has three daughters and a son, and she is completely bedridden now. 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.[Photo: Xinhua/Han Yuqing, Li Xiang and Ji Chunpeng]

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