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The Resource The rape of Nanking, by Egle Vertelyte, (electronic resource)

The rape of Nanking, by Egle Vertelyte, (electronic resource)

Label
The rape of Nanking
Title
The rape of Nanking
Statement of responsibility
by Egle Vertelyte
Contributor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1937, Japanese troops entered the Chinese city of Nanking and began raping and murdering its citizens in an orgy of violence that has few parallels in modern history. This polished film follows the struggle of one young woman to bring one of the darkest chapters of history to light. 'When they came in they killed my father. My mother was holding a child. They grabbed and smashed the baby to death. They ripped off my mother's clothing ... ' The stories of survivors torment a young Iris Chang: images of bodies piled on top of each other, and a river running red...But when Iris wanted to find out more, she found nothing written on the massacre in English. 'Why had it disappeared from the history books?' Iris knew this was a story she had to tell. Her grandparents had fled Nanking when the streets began to fill with blood, and their memories deeply affected her. Looking at a picture of a man, ruthlessly decapitated, she said that: 'In a single moment I saw the fragility of human life.' As the testimonies emerge, the full scale of the atrocities comes to light. One British reporter compared the invading Japanese to Attila and the huns. Even the Japanese reporters could not believe the brutality of their soldiers: 'I saw a mass killing ... blood splattered everywhere. The chilling atmosphere made one's hair stand on end and limbs tremble with fear.' Yet amid the horror, a story of heroism emerges. John Rabe, a German businessman, headed a committee of foreigners who stayed behind in Nanking to create a Safety Zone. They saved thousands from the slaughter. Rabe alone sheltered 600 refugees in his own home. Ironically, Rabe was a member of the Nazi party: an influence he used to dissuade the Japanese from their rampage. For Iris, the more she learned of the massacre, the more she learned of 'the potential of all human being for evil, not just the Japanese, not just the Germans.' Yet for millions, her courageous journey to bring this forgotten tragedy to life, is one of the century's most inspiring
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
This edition in Chinese
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Vertelyte, Egle
Runtime
52
Series statement
American history in video
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Nanking Massacre, Nanjing, Jiangsu Sheng, China, 1937
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The rape of Nanking, by Egle Vertelyte, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AHIV;2310860
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP2310860/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a200291
  • (OCoLC)874050611
Video recording format
other
Label
The rape of Nanking, by Egle Vertelyte, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?AHIV;2310860
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP2310860/ahiv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a200291
  • (OCoLC)874050611
Video recording format
other

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