The Good German Of Nanking

Author: John Rabe
Editor: Little Brown
ISBN: 9780349111414
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A unique and gripping document: the recently discovered diaries which reveal the story of an elderly German who saved so many lives he became known as the 'Oskar Schindler of China'

The Good Man Of Nanking

Author: John Rabe
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0307428680
Size: 19,34 MB
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The Good Man of Nanking is a crucial document for understanding one of World War II's most horrific incidents of genocide, one which the Japanese have steadfastly refused to acknowledge. It is also the moving and awe-inspiring record of one man's conscience, courage, and generosity in the face of appalling human brutality. Until the recent emergence of John Rabe's diaries, few people knew abouth the unassuming hero who has been called the Oskar Schindler of China. In Novemgber 1937, as Japanese troops overran the Chinese capital of Nanking and began a campaign of torture, rape, and murder against its citizens, one man-a German who had lived in China for thirty years and who was a loyal follower of Adolph Hitler-put himself at risk and in order to save the lives of 200,000 poor Chinese, 600 of whom he sheltered in his own home.

Museums For Peace Transforming Cultures

Author: Clive Barrett
ISBN: 1471616894
Size: 11,17 MB
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Hitler S Asian Adventure

Author: Horst H. Geerken
Editor: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3738630139
Size: 20,72 MB
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From 1963 to 1981 Horst H. Geerken lived in the new-born Republic of Indonesia, at a time of upheaval after the end of almost 350 years of colonial rule and exploitation by the Netherlands. In both his professional and private activities he constantly came across German, Japanese and Indonesian eyewitnesses who had lived through the Japanese occupation and the presence of the German navy in Indonesia. The relations between the German Reich and what was then the Dutch East Indies were obviously closer and more varied than had been previously assumed. Hardly anyone was aware that Hitler was extremely interested in this distant archipelago and that thousands of German officers and seamen were in action in East and South-East Asia. Who knows that German U-boats and auxiliary cruisers penetrated deep into the Pacific and that the German Navy used the Kerguelen Islands in the South Polar Sea as a secret base? Or that Hitler gave massive support to the independence movements in Indonesia and India? Many of the German naval personnel chose to make Indonesia their home after the war and joined the Indonesian freedom fighters. The Second World War heralded the end of the colonial era in Asia, especially in South-East Asia. The role played in this process by the Third Reich should not be underestimated. The collaboration between the Axis powers, especially that between German and Japan, with all its problems, is also investigated. There was a lively exchange of new weapons technology. There was even the re-creation of a German Radar system in Japan under the management of a German engineer. Documents from the Third Reich's Foreign Ministry, published here for the first time, show how brutally and inhumanely the German men, women and children in the Dutch internment camps in the East Indies were treated by their captors. These documents are supported by evidence from contemporary witnesses. The author has encapsulated his many years of research in the two volumes of Hitler's Asian Adventure. It is a fascinating documentation of the German Navy's involvement in a theatre of war that has until now been neglected by historians.

Representing The Good German In Literature And Culture After 1945

Author: Pól Ó Dochartaigh
Editor: Camden House
ISBN: 1571134980
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Essays analyzing postwar literary, cultural, and historical representations of "good Germans" during the Second World War and the Nazi period.

The Nanking Atrocity 1937 38

Author: Bob Tadashi Wakabayashi
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845451806
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Events in Nanking during 1937-38 are the subject of a ferocious historiographical debate between Chinese & Japanese points of view. This volume seeks to debunk the myths promoted by scholars on both sides of the argument & present a revisionist view of the atrocity that complicates the picture.