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Auschwitz. Dachau. Treblinka. Nanking.

9. November 2005 • MarkDilley
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I saw an interview with Iris Chang… she was amazing… please attend if you can tonight.

Auschwitz. Dachau. Treblinka.

No doubt you’ve heard of these. What about Nanking?

In 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army slaughtered 300,000 Chinese in the ancient Chinese city of Nanking. For weeks, the Yangtze River ran red from the blood of bodies. Overall, 20 MILLION people died from the Asian Holocaust that spanned from 1931-1945.

Yet the victims of this terrible genocide are forgotten to history.

Please don’t let this event become part of our collective ignorance!

Come to the CANDLELIGHT VIGIL FOR IRIS CHANG AND THE VICTIMS OF THE ASIAN HOLOCAUST!

Where: The Diag.
When: November 9th, 2005. 9:00 PM.

There will also be a PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBIT relating to the event:

Where: Second Floor ballroom of Haven Hall, right upstairs from the Angell Hall Posting Wall
When: November 9th, 2005, 7:00PM – 9:00PM.

Iris Chang was one of the foremost activists in the Chinese-American community. She is the author of the books “The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II” and “The Chinese in America”. It is through her book “The Rape of Nanking” that the American public is aware of the events of the gruesome Asian Holocaust from 60 years ago. During her life, she continually championed for Japan to pay reparations to the victims of the Asian Holocaust, and strove to find justice for those victims.

IGNATIUS DING, spokesperson for the Executive Committee of the Global Alliance for Preserving the History of World War II in Asia, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Please come to honor the life of Iris Chang and the Asian Holocaust victims.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”—George Santayana