The ‘Japanese Schindler’ and one Australian family’s tug-of-war with the national archives Translator’s Note: The history of WWII is complicated and complex. Its breadth and
He served in the Kwantung Army of the Japanese imperial forces that were tasked with the invasion and subjugation of the Chinese nation. Specifically, he commanded Unit 731 of the Kwantung Army – a ‘secret’ biological and medical experimentation military unit, that specialised in all forms of human experimentation.
According to both Russian and Chinese language sources, in 2002, the then leader of North Korea – Kim Jong Il – publically acknowledged that ‘rogue’ elements within the intelligence services of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) had initiated a programme of ‘kidnapping’ a non-specified number of Japanese citizens – but that the upper echelons of the DPRK government at the time had not been involved or informed.
Translator’s Note: This is an English translation of the original Chinese language article entitled ‘日军侵华731部队罪证：活体解剖高清照片 惨绝人寰!’, or ‘Tragic Photographic Evidence of the Invading Japanese Army