The Rape of Nanking - The Forgotten Holocause: A Second Rape Summary & Analysis

Iris Chang
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Chang believes the largest crime of the Rape of Nanking is the disappearance of the event in the educational systems of the world. She admits that the writing of the book was done to help ensure that the plight of over three hundred thousand murdered Chinese men and women would not be lost. She blames the lack of information on the topic to a number of factors. First, she explains that while the German government publicly admitted their crimes in the murder of the Jews, thereby opening discussions of the issue, the Japanese government to this date refuses to accept any responsibility. Additionally, she notes that textbooks ignore the Rape, primarily due to the threat of Japanese violence. Leading member of the Liberal Democratic Party, Ishihara Shintaro, said in 1990 that the holocaust of Nanking never...

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