Nanjing to build UNESCO listing monument for massacre documents
2015-10-15 08:48:00

A monument to the UNESCO listing of Nanjing Massacre documents will be built in Nanjing to mark the global consensus of the historical events.

Zhu Chengshan, curator of the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, said the monument will be built on the sculpture square of the memorial hall and will be inaugurated before December 13, the National Memorial Day for Nanjing Massacre victims.

On Friday, documents concerning the Nanjing Massacre were listed in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register.

The monument will be 3.14 meters wide and 2.4 meters tall, with the inscript of "Memory of the World Register," "UNESCO" and "Nanjing Massacre Documents."

From December 13, 1937 to January of 1938, the Nanjing Massacre saw the deaths of 300,000 Chinese civilians and unarmed soldiers after the city fell into the hands of the Japanese.

The Memory of the World Register, created in 1992, preserves precious and threatened material against neglect, ravages of time, willful and deliberate destruction. Editor:Nicky