Memorial hall adds to Nanjing victims list

By Cang Wei in Wuxi, Jiangsu ( China Daily ) Updated: 2014-12-04 07:45:38

The Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders has collected 87 new names of victims, which have been engraved on its wailing wall that already held 10,418 names.

In 1995, when the hall was established, 3,000 names of victims were engraved on the wall to represent the 300,000 people who were killed in the massacre. More names were confirmed and engraved in 2007, 2011 and 2013.

Zhu Chengshan, curator of the memorial hall, said most of the names were collected by Nanjing research committees that were established soon after the War of Resistance against Japanese Aggression (1937-45). Some names also came from the testimony of survivors of the massacre, published historical materials and relatives of victims, he said.

Memorial hall adds to Nanjing victims list

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