Iris Chang's 1997 bestseller, The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of WWII. She committed suicide in 2004 after suffering depression contributed in part by the huge work she did to record this history. #china #suffering
A Chinese woman, clutching her child, grieves by the body of her slain husband, Dec. 30, 1937- 75 years ago Japanese troops captured the city of Nanjing, capital of the Chinese republic and went on a 6-week campaign of carnage and slaughter that would be forever remembered as the "Rape of Nanjing." Some death tolls estimate over a quarter of a million people were killed, including civilians. The incident still rankles Sino-Japanese relations.