The Sexually Abused of Wartime Nanjing to Be Remembered

I discovered the article linked below earlier today and thought it needed to be shared. Nanjing is making plans to build a museum in honor of the women enslaved during WWII. Within 6-7 weeks, the Japanese forces had destroyed and taken possession of the city and brutally murdered nearly all of its inhabitants. In the demolished city of Nanjing alone, roughly 200 women were repeatedly raped by the Japanese troops during the winter of 1937-38. Hundreds of thousands more Chinese citizens were sexually abused throughout the years of the war. Much like the wars prior to and following WWII, the invaders took advantage of the invaded by means of brutality, enslavement, and rape.

In addition to the memorial museum which already stands witness to the innumerable victims of the massacre, this new museum will speak to a portion of history which much of the world has forgotten. It will pay tribute to the women who suffered such horrible sexual violence at the hands of their captors.

Link to news article about Nanjing Museum to honor sex slaves of WWII.
Link to news article about Nanjing Museum to honor sex slaves of WWII.

For more information on the Rape of Nanjing:

Link to BBC News article: "Scarred By History: the Rape of Nanjing".
Link to BBC News article: “Scarred By History: the Rape of Nanjing”.
The Rape of Nanking: the Forgotten Holocause of WWII, written by Iris Chang, granddaughter to Nanjing survivors.
The Rape of Nanking: the Forgotten Holocaust of WWII, written by Iris Chang, granddaughter to Nanjing survivors.
"The Flowers of War", a film directed by Zhang Yamou, tells the story of a group of orphaned girls, a group of prostitutes, and a Westerner during the Rape of Nanjing. Excellent film.
“The Flowers of War”, a film directed by Zhang Yamou, tells the story of a group of orphaned girls, a group of prostitutes, and a Westerner during the Rape of Nanjing. Excellent film.
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