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Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun: How I Survived by Homare Endo, Michael Brase

By Homare Endo, Michael Brase

Over 150,000 innocents died of hunger in Changchun, northeastern China, after the tip of WW2 whilst Mao's military laid siege throughout the chinese language Civil conflict. jap woman Homare Endo, then age seven, was once trapped in Changchun together with her relatives. After nomadic flight from urban to urban, Homare ultimately lower back to Japan and a pro profession. this can be her eyewitness, every now and then haunting account of survival in any respect expenses and of unspeakable scenes of barbarity that the chinese language executive this day won't acknowledge.

Homare Endo was once born in China in 1941 and is director of the guts of diplomacy at Tokyo college and Graduate tuition of Social Welfare.

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But in fact, affairs were already proceeding swiftly toward that end. Two days later, on August 15, it became an undeniable reality. Another two days after that, the glass factory in Xiajiutai was razed by a mob. On the 15th, throughout the city of Changchun, Japanese factories, stores, and homes were destroyed and plundered one after another. Then the news spread that the Manzhouguo Army had staged a revolt in the Imperial Palace at Changchun, and the reality of defeat pressed even more heavily on us.

He left Headquarters, passed by the smoldering ashes of burnt documents in the rear of the building, and headed for the Horse Administration Bureau. His hopes of borrowing a truck were dashed when he learned that the Kanto Army had not only commandeered the trucks but all the wagons that the Agriculture Reform Department had managed to muster. By the time he reached home, he had come to feel that his earlier thoughts about Kanto senior officers weren’t wrong. “I’m afraid the Horse Administration Bureau won’t be coming for us after all,” he told Mother.

I plucked up my courage and approached a highly placed Chinese government official. It was then I learned for the first time that some of his relatives had been at Qiazi. But even he said, “You should wait a little longer. Just a little longer. Then, for sure …” Just a little longer … Simply to bring one historical fact out into the open, how many long years was I supposed to wait? A central principle of the country where I was born and raised was supposed to be Shi shi qiu shi (“Seek the truth from the facts”).

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