“The new display further shapes up an evidence chain of the germ research and human experiments conducted by Unit 731,” said Jin.
Among them is a roster of the unit affiliated with the Japanese Kwantung Army, showing Unit 731 had a total of 3,497 members.
At least 3,000 people died at the unit’s base in Harbin alone between 1939 and 1945, mostly in experiments for the development of biological weapons.
In more than 30 years of archaeological excavations and research, the museum has collected nearly 100,000 pieces of artifacts and historical documents in seven categories.
“By presenting the evidence and disclosing the crimes, we enhance the international influence of the museum to remind the public of the past and safeguard peace. It’s not only important for Chinese but also meaningful for all humanity,” said the curator.