Combo photos of survivors of Nanjing Massacre

Xinhua Published: 2017-12-10 19:30:27
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The combo photo shows daily life of Liu Guixiang at home and copy photo of Liu in the 1950s (R). Liu Guixiang 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. Liu was born on July 23, 1930. Liu witnessed his younger brother Liu Guibo, his father and dozens of young people killed by Japanese invaders in 1937. 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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