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Nanjing Massacre Memorial (Dàtúshā jìniànguăn)

Updated 05/28/2013

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In the winter of 1937, Japanese forces occupied Nanjing. In the space of a few days, thousands of Chinese were killed in the chaos, which became known as the "Rape of Nanjing." This monument commemorates the victims, many of whom were buried in mass graves. Be advised, this is not for the squeamish. Skeletons have been exhumed from the "Grave of Ten Thousand" and are displayed with gruesomely frank explanations as to how each lost his or her life. The memorial also displays

artifacts from the Sino-Japanese reconciliation after World War II, which ended the conflict between the two countries on a less strident, more hopeful note. To get here, take the subway to Yunjinlu (Line 2).

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Sight Information

Address:

418 Shui Ximen Da Jie, west of Mouchou Lake Park, Nanjing, 210029, China

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Phone:

025-8661–2230

Website: www.nj1937.org

Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Tues.–Sun. 8:30–4:30

Updated 05/28/2013

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