Nanjing Massacre exhibition opens in Minsk, Belarus
2018-06-06 17:16:00

The "Common Witness: Nanjing Massacre 1937" exhibition officially started in the Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum in Minsk, Belarus, on June 5.

After seizing Nanjing on December 13, 1937, the Japanese army committed a massacre that shocked the world.

The exhibition has four parts, namely, the Japanese atrocities in Nanjing, humanitarian aid, early reports in the Western media, and the trial for peace. In an area of over 150 square meters, the show has 100 historical photos, nine stories, four exhibits and one video. In the exhibition, viewers can understand the mass killings in the Khatyn village in the World War II, as well as diary about the Nanjing Massacre by Wilhelmina "Minnie" Vautrin, who was an American missionary and also educator and president of Ginling Girls College.

Wang Guoqing, vice-chairman of the China Foundation for Human Rights Development makes a speech at the opening ceremony.

Wang Guoqing, vice-chairman of the China Foundation for Human Rights Development, said in his speech that 149 people of 26 families were killed in Khatyn village, 60 kilometers away from Minsk over 70 years ago, and at least 2.3 million people lost their lives in Belarus during World War II.

Source:jschina.com.cn Editor:Amanda