Pictorial Exhibition on the Nanjing Massacre
13/12/2014 - 7/1/2015
Jointly presented by
In 1931, the Japanese army staged the Mukden Incident and occupied China's three northeastern provinces. In the following year, Japan instigated the January 28 Incident, and later established the puppet state of Manchukuo. Full-scale war between the two nations broke out following the Marco Polo Bridge Incident on 7 July 1937. Beijing, Tianjin and Shanghai were seized in quick succession by the Japanese army, which then captured Nanjing on 13 December, where it proceeded to slaughter more than 300,000 prisoners of war and civilians in the six weeks that followed. This episode is known as the ‘Nanjing Massacre'.
Tanks swarm into the city after the Japanese army seizes Zhonghua Gate in Nanjing on 13 December 1937.
Japanese soldiers pile up firewood and pour gasoline on the bodies in order to burn them.