The horrible murders had innumerable variations in the form and scope of the killing. Chinese soldiers were most often lined up in front of already dug mass graves and either open fired on them, used them for bayonet practice, or used them for their own amusement in killing competitions. Innocent men and women were burned alive, children, toddlers and infants were bayoneted, and life was truly Hell on earth. The treatment of Women in Nanking was even worse than that of the men. Women all over were rounded up and stolen as “prostitutes” (sex-slaves) for the Japanese soldiers.
During WWII, Japan invaded China after a small, nearly ineffective bomb hit Japan in hopes to destroy their Manchuria Railway that China was blamed for. With their invasion as a response to the bomb, Japan sent troops all around China, with Nanking being one of the many captured. The rape of Nanking was a horrific event. Japanese soldiers tortured and terrorized innocent women and children to their deaths. They were passed around from soldier to soldier, beaten, humiliated, and made a mockery while the soldiers had no mercy for their souls.
They were ruthless, they killed thousands of Christians and they also attempted to storm the foreign embassies located in Beijing. Following a 55-day siege, the embassies were relieved by 20,000 Japanese, American, and European troops. After this the Chinese government signed the "Boxer Protocol" which called for the rebellion's leaders to be executed and the payment of financial repairs to the injured countries and this ended the Boxer
This massacre happened between December 1937-January 1938 and its said that 100,000 to more than 300,000 Chinese citizens were killed. The destruction of Nanjing—which had been the capital of the Nationalist Chinese from 1928 to 1937—was ordered by Matsui Iwane, commanding general of the Japanese Central China Front Army that captured the city. Japanese soldiers carried out numerous mass executions and tens of thousands of rapes. The army even looted and burned the surrounding towns and the city. Shortly after the end of World War II, Matsui and Tani Hisao, a lieutenant general who had personally participated in acts of murder and rape, were found guilty of war crimes by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and were executed.
The Chinese district of Cholon suffered with hundreds of civilians killed in the American counter attacks.” (First Battle) “On March 16, 1968, U.S. Army forces conducted a mass murder of hundreds of unarmed citizens in South Vietnam. Lieutenant William Calley Jr., a platoon leader in Charlie Company of Task Force Barker, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering 22 villagers. His company herded hundreds of unarmed villagers into a ditch and shot them to death.” (Miller 65) When the My Lai Massacre became public knowledge, it reduced U.S. support at home for the Vietnam War and created an anti-war movement. The anti-war movement became
In the book “The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II” Iris Chang cements her feelings of utter disgust toward the people who committed the atrocities that occurred in the City of Nanking in China during the late 1930’s. Chang begins the book with a long introduction and forward showing the many facts that she later uses to show that the Japanese soldiers were “turned into murdering demons” by the Japanese command at the time (58). Chang couples these facts with many varying first-hand accounts of the actions that took place in and around the city of Nanking. Alongside the accounts she also uses a timeline which described how the events unfolded in order to show how the Japanese cruelty grew as the occupation of the city dragged on. Chang even included accounts from members of her own family to show how wide spread the effects of the holocaust were.
Following the aftermath of Japan’s surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese Americans and Japanese people were sent to War Relocation Camps. These camps, surrounded by barbed wire, armed guard towers, with guns facing inwards, felt demeaning to every one of the 100,000 plus located within. Additional orders were given to the guards to shoot anyone who tried to escape. Life in these camps was at best inhospitable. Sheets on clotheslines were used to divide families that slept on cots that were surrounded by the smell of horse urine and dung.
Here lay a number of old men covered with wounds, who beheld their wives dying with their throats cut, and hugging their children to their breasts, all stained with blood. There several young virgins, whose bodies had been ripped open, after they had satisfied the natural necessities of the Bulgarian heroes, breathed their last; while others, half-burned in the flames, begged to be dispatched out of the world. The ground about them was covered with the brains, arms, and legs of dead men. Candide made all the haste he could to another village, which belonged to the Bulgarians, and there he found the heroic Abares had enacted the same tragedy. Thence continuing to walk over palpitating limbs, or through ruined buildings, at length he arrived beyond the theater of war, with a little provision in his budget, and Miss Cunegund's image in his
Every night American family saw graphic pictures of Zippo raids, bombings and killings. Almost every town and village in the America faced the problem of their young men being either killed or wounded in Vietnam * Others faced physiological problems such as post-traumatic stress * President Johnson ordered heavy air force bombing raids which led to deaths of thousands of Vietnamese civilians including women and children * More than 11 000 died in 1967 a further 16 500 died in 1968 ( American soldiers) * The My Lai massacre resulted in the murder of 397-504 civilians mainly women, children and the elderly. Many of the victims were raped and tortured * The horror of death maiming, burning, terror and unthinkable destruction of a small country on the evening news, coupled with the threat of the draft made it feel like nothing
They were treated in much the same way that the freed slaves had been treated following the Civil War. They were driven from their homes and their jobs, tortured, murdered, and lynched. Thirty-one Chinese miners in Washington State were mutilated and murdered by a group of white vigilantes in what was called the Snake River Massacre. None of the white men were found guilty of the crimes. In Tacoma, six hundred Chinese residents were chased from their homes and their houses were burned, and in Rock Springs, Wyoming, twenty-eight Chinese men were killed and the remaining men were forced out.