The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust Of World War II

By Iris Chang
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"The Rape of Nanking" by Iris Chang is a gripping account of one of the most brutal atrocities of the 20th century. Focusing on the events that occurred during the Sino-Japanese War in 1937, Chang uncovers the horrific details of the Japanese invasion and subsequent massacre in the Chinese city of Nanking.

Through meticulous research and firsthand survivor accounts, Chang paints a chilling portrait of the violence and inhumanity inflicted upon the Chinese population. With stark and unflinching descriptions, she reveals the widespread rape, torture, and murder committed by Japanese soldiers, as well as the systematic destruction of the city itself.

Chang also delves into the historical and political context that led to this catastrophe, exploring the larger implications and consequences of the Nanking Massacre. By examining the actions of key figures and the international response, she exposes the complicity and indifference of the global community during this harrowing time.

In "The Rape of Nanking," Chang brings to light a dark chapter of history that was long overlooked and denied. Her powerful narrative sheds light on the resilience of the survivors, their efforts to seek justice, and the ongoing quest for reconciliation. Through this book, she provides a necessary and haunting account of the horrors endured by the people of Nanking, ensuring that their stories are remembered and their voices are heard.
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