German students in peace journey in Nanjing
2018-04-04 16:39:00

The new session of an international peace exchange program for students started at the Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders on the afternoon of Apr. 3.

The program named after the city’s Chinese violet cress, regarded as a peace flower, had 19 German students from the Institute for International Students, Nanjing University. They were all from the Confucius Institute at the University of Freiburg for a short-term cultural exchange in China.

The students visited an exhibition about the history of Nanjing Massacre, followed by a lecture titled Globalized World and Peace Culture by Liu Cheng, UNESCO Chair on Peace Studies and a history professor at Nanjing University.

Student representatives also had discussions face to face with Chen Junfeng, vice director of the memorial hall. A student said she had great respect for the courage and bravery of John Rabe from Germany, who helped protect Chinese citizens during the massacre. Another student said the vivid representation of the massacre in the memorial hall let her feel the pain victims suffered then.

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Source: Editor: Amanda