Yi Cuilan

Testimonies of Yi Cuilan

“I saw with my own eyes the Japanese devils rape women in the refugee asylum and arrest a dozen girls away.” My name’s Yi Cuilan, born on May 6, 1923. I lived in No. 10 Laofang Lane of Shengzhou Road, in the south of Nanjing city (a small lane between the present...
Mrs. Xu Zhou

Testimonies of Mrs. Xu Zhou

​​​​​"My husband Wang Lishun and more than 20 young men from the same village were strafed dead by Japanese troops with machine guns. " My family originally lived in Gangxia Village at Qixia Mountain. My husband was called Wang Lishun who was a shoemaker in...
Xu Jiaqing

Testimonies of Xu Jiaqing

“I saw the Japanese issuing the "Certificate of Good Citizenship" in the safety zone.” My name is Xu Jiaqing and I was born on February 16, 1925 (lunar calendar). I lived in No.20 Baita Lane, Nanjing. At that time, my family made a living through fish farming,...
Cen Honggui

Testimonies of Cen Honggui

“My third younger brother Cen Xiaosan, who was less than two years old then, was burned alive by the Japanese troops.” In 1930, my father Ceng Xiulou and mother Mrs. Cen Gao took me and my second younger sister Ceng Honglan, the second younger brother Cen...
Xu Shengfu

Testimonies of Xu Shengfu

"I was shot by Japanese soldiers for three bullets and I saw them burned people alive." In 1937, I carried things on shoulders and fled to the vegetable market in Xishanqiao along with other refugees. I saw a dozen Japanese devils coming over, so I turned and ran. The...
Li Gaoshan

Testimonies of Li Gaoshan

“ I escaped from the muzzle of Japanese guns twice. ” My ancestral home is in Maoming City, Guangdong Province, and I was born in 1925. My parents died successively when I was 11 and 12. In order to live, I joined the army at the age of13 , serving as an orderly in...
Li Guifa

Testimonies of Li Guifa

"My brother-in-law was killed and my pregnant cousin sister-in-law was raped by the Japanese soldiers." In 1937, my family lived in Shiliu Yuan (garden). My father made a living by weaving wool, and the family was poor. When the Japanese Planes bombed Nanjing, I fled...
Peng Yuzhen

Testimonies of Peng Yuzhen

“I was crippled by Japanese bullets in the right leg.” On the 11 of the 11th month of lunar calendar 1937, the Japanese army occupied Nanjing. One day, I went to wash diapers on the bank of the Bailuzhou River. The Japanese soldiers on the wall saw me and they shot...
Pan Kaiming

Testimonies of Pan Kaiming

“In the massacre by Japanese troops at the Coal Port, I was saved by the dead bodies on top of me . ” My family used to live in No.6 Shuangjing Lane. My parents died young. Before the Japanese army entered Nanjing, my aunt, my younger brother and I moved into the...
Zhou Wenkui

Testimonies of Zhou Wenkui

"The Japanese soldiers cut my left ear with the bayonet. " One day after the Japanese soldiers entered Nanjing city, I was at home when the Japanese soldiers broke in to search the house on the grounds of conscription. I was taken away by them. Many others were also...