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Voice for the Voiceless

19 May

I recently came across these rather poignant verses of Iris Chang, an American-Chinese journalist who wrote one of history’s only accounts of the forgotten atrocities of World War II – The Nanjing Massacre (1937). 

  

 “I’ll give voice to the voiceless 

 Silenced for too long 

Crying out for justice 

Trust me with your pain 

I’ll take it as my own 

I’ll fight to get the truth told 

My weapon is my word.” 

  

In a period of six weeks following the capture of the city of Nanjing (the former capital of the Republic of China), between 20- 80,000 women were raped and hundreds of thousands of Chinese civilians were killed by the Imperial Japanese Army. Continue reading

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