In 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army invaded the Republic of China and a bloodbath followed. 27 brave foreign men and women stayed in a heroic effort to help the people and their incredible efforts helped save 250,000 lives. This series investigates the heroic acts of this small group of foreigners who witnessed one of the twentieth century’s forgotten massacres: The Rape of Nanjing.
Witness to a Massacre: Nanjing 1937
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01: Part 1
On December 13th, 1937, the Imperial Japanese Army attacked and occupied Nanjing, the capital city of the Republic of China. It became one of the most notorious events of the 20th century: The Rape of Nanjing. An army out of control, devastating a city.
02: Part 2
At huge personal risk, brave men smuggled firsthand evidence out of the city, to show the world the terror that had been brought to Nanjing. They took it to the highest powers, and their evidence ultimately helped convict the perpetrators.