Family commemoration activities for Nanjing Massacre victims start
Starting Tuesday, family members of the victims of the massacre began a series of commemoration activities such as laying flowers and burning incense before the memorial wall where the victims' names are engraved. The Nanjing Massacre took place when Japanese troops captured the city, then China's capital, on Dec. 13, 1937. Over six weeks, they killed 300,000 Chinese civilians and unarmed soldiers. In February 2014, China's top legislature designated December 13 as the national memorial day for victims of the Nanjing Massacre. Family members of the victims also started to hold commemoration activities at the memorial hall in December of the same year.
Survivors of the Nanjing Massacre Ge Daorong(1st L, front), Xia Shuqin(2nd L, front), Ai Yiying(1st R, front), and Tao Xiuhua(2nd R, front), the daughter of the newly confirmed victim Zhou Wanrong attend commemoration activities for the victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese invaders in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 3, 2019.
People attend commemoration activities for the victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese invaders in Nanjing, capital of east China's Jiangsu Province, Dec. 3, 2019.
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