Military history

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II

In December 1937, the Japanese army swept into the ancient city of Nanking. Within weeks, more than 300,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers were systematically raped, tortured, and murdered—a death toll exceeding that of the atomic blasts of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined. Using extensive interviews with survivors and newly discovered documents, Iris Chang has written the definitive history of this horrifying episode.

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1. THE PATH TO NANKING

Chapter 2. SIX WEEKS OF TERROR

Chapter 3. THE FALL OF NANKING

Chapter 4. SIX WEEKS OF HORROR

Chapter 5. THE NANKING SAFETY ZONE

Chapter 6. WHAT THE WORLD KNEW

Chapter 7. THE OCCUPATION OF NANKING

Chapter 8. JUDGMENT DAY

Chapter 9. THE FATE OF THE SURVIVORS

Chapter 10. THE FORGOTTEN HOLOCAUST: A SECOND RAPE

EPILOGUE

EPILOGUE FOR THE 2011 EDITION

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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