historia.scribere, Nr. 9 (2017)

Japans Kriegsverbrechen in China. Umgang und Erinnerung mit den Gräueltaten der Einheit 731 und dem Massaker von Nanking.

Raffael Wilmes


The following seminar-paper analyzes war crimes committed by the Ishii network during World War 2. Additionally, the Nanking massacre of 1937 is briefly portrayed. To understand the cruelty of these crimes it is important to scratch beneath the surface and comprehend the motivation and the Japanese world view. Furthermore, this paper shows how Japan has been dealing with its past since the end of the war. Finally, the main aim is to explain why these Japanese war crimes should be categorized as genocide according to the UN definition.

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