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Mass Atrocity Crimes: China

Atrocity crimes refer to the three legally defined international crimes of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.


--Cultural Revolution  1966 through 1976

--Rape of Nanking  1937 through 1938

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Books (Rape of Nanking)

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Shelter Under The Swastika: The John Rabe Story

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From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.


And I'm Michele Norris.

In 1937, a decade of skirmishes between Japan and China erupted into full-scale war. In December, the Japanese army conquered the ancient Chinese capital of Nanking with such brutality that the event became known as the Rape of Nanking.

Hundreds of thousands in the city sought shelter in a safety zone set up by foreign businessmen, doctors and educators. A new film called "John Rabe" tells the story through their eyes. Pat Dowell reports.


Source Citation   (MLA 8th Edition)

"Shelter Under The Swastika: The John Rabe Story." All Things Considered, 14 June 2010. Student Resources In Context, Accessed 30 Mar. 2019.