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USC Shoah Foundation Visual History Archive: Nanjing Massacres

Established in 1994 to preserve the audio-visual histories of survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, the USC Shoah Foundation maintains one of the largest video digital libraries in the world: the Visual History Archive (VHA).

Nanjing Massacres

The massacre of an estimated 200,000–300,000 Chinese civilians and prisoners-of-war and the rape of approximately 20,000 Chinese women and girls by the Japanese army in Nanjing, China, and its adjacent rural districts between December 1937 and February 1938 during the Second Sino-Japanese War.

The VHA currently contains 101 testimonies of survivors of the Nanjing Massacres recorded in Nanjing, China, by the USC Shoah Foundation between 2012 and 2017. All are in Mandarin, with English subtitles. For more information, please see the USC Shoah Foundation website.

 

Selected Indexing Terms

Americans

anger

Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (August 6 and 9  1945)

attitudes toward Nanjing Massacre Survivors

Azuma, Shiro

Baojia

Buddhist clergy and monastics

calm

Chiang Kai-shek

Chinese (people)

Chinese Communist Party

Chinese mourning customs

Chinese police and security forces

Chinese refugees

Christian missionaries

death fears

despair

fear

footbinding

gender expectations

gratitude

happiness

Hongwanzihui

house burnings

house demolitions

Hui

Islamic dietary laws

Japanese (people)

John D. Hutchison & Company Ltd. (firm)

Kuomintang

Kuomintang armed forces

Kuomintang prisoners of war

Kuomintang soldiers

Li, Xiuying

loneliness

Magee, John Gillespie

Mao Zedong

Nanjing International Safety Zone

Nanjing Massacre denial

Nanjing Massacre documented evidence

Nanjing Massacre education

Nanjing Massacre interest

Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall

Nanjing Massacre testimony sharing reluctance

Nanjing Massacre testimony sharing willingness

Nanjing Massacre-related psychological reactions

Nanjing War Crimes Tribunal

People's Liberation Army (China)

post-genocide reconciliation

post-liberation Nanjing Massacre awareness

Qingming Festival

Rabe, John

refuge

sadness

Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum (Nanjing, China)

survivor identity

Tani, Hisao

survivor identity

Vautrin, Minnie

Westerners (Nanjing)

Visual History Archive Curator

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Crispin Brooks
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crispinb@usc.edu
213-740-6001
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