Chinese Holocaust

Steven Spielberg's 1993 box-office hit, Schindler's List about Oskar Schindler, a German businessman who saved the lives of more than a thousand Polish Jewish refugees was set during the Holocaust, a term generally used to describe the genocide of Jews during World War II by Nazi Germany, under Adolf Hitler. There was a Chinese holocaust in Nanking, China on December 9, 1937. Known as The Nanking Massacre or The Rape of Nanking, this merely six-week period following the capture of Nanking by the Imperial Japanese Army saw the Japanese soldiers committing atrocities such as rape, looting, arson and execution of both prisoners of war and civilians. Chinese are often termed the Jews of the East for their business acumen and here, I suppose lies another similarity. Just that, here they were bullied in their own country!



Nangking, being raped...


























Comments

Liudmila said…
Every nation, I think, has moments when it's components are killed and when they kill others. It is really difficult to think about compassion towards humans sometimes.
footiam said…
Thats why we need Dhamma!

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