Combo photos of survivors of Nanjing Massacre

Xinhua Published: 2017-12-10 19:30:27
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Combo photo shows daily life of Ma Tingbao and his family photo (1st R). Ma Tingbao is a survivor of Nanjing Massacre, a heinous crime committed by the Japanese militarists during World War II in 1937, in Nanjing, capital of China. Copy photo shows Ma (1st R) and his famly in 1967 (R, top), and other photos taken on July 14, 2017 show d Combo photo shows daily life of Ma Tingbao and his family photo (1st R). Ma Tingbao is a survivor of Nanjing Massacre, a heinous crime committed by the Japanese militarists during World War II in 1937, in Nanjing, capital of China. Copy photo shows Ma (1st R) and his family in 1967 (R, top), and other photos taken on July 14, 2017 show daily life of Ma at home. Ma was born on March 28, 1936. His father Ma Yuquan, uncles Wen Zhixue and Yang Shoulin, and many other relatives were all taken away by the Japanese invaders and never came back. 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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