Combo photos of survivors of Nanjing Massacre

Xinhua Published: 2017-12-10 19:30:27
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The combo photo taken on Nov. 8, 2016 shows daily life of Shen Shujing, a survivor of Nanjing Massacre, a heinous crime committed by the Japanese militarists during World War II in 1937, in Nanjing, capital of China. Shen, born on Nov. 16, 1924, witnessed outrage by Japanese soldiers in 1937. Shen escaped the searching of the Japanese invaders by shaving off her hair and tarnishing her face in 1937. Shen now has three sons and three daughters. 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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