Another registered survivor of Nanjing Massacre passes away

2022-03-24 Editor : Zhang Dongfang ECNS App Download

(ECNS) -- Another registered survivor of the Nanjing Massacre, Wang Suming, passed away at the age of 87 on Wednesday, reducing the number to 58, according to The Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders.

Wang was only two when Japanese troops invaded Nanjing and killed her father. Wang and her three siblings were adopted by different families because her mother was unable to raise them alone.

She once said that she had suffered a lot in her childhood and couldn't forget the trauma in her heart.

Living in Qinhuai District of Nanjing, Wang was once the oldest volunteer for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. She had also been a community volunteer for more than two decades.

With time passing by, more and more survivors of the Nanjing Massacre have passed away. Wang is the third registered survivor to die this year.

Now, Nanjing is accelerating the recording of history as told by these survivors. The Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders has collected a large number of historical materials like oral texts, pictures, and video footage. The city also keeps reminding people of the history by holding activities like portrait exhibitions of survivors, a lights-out ceremony, and ringing of the peace bell by descendants of survivors.

It has also raised funds via multiple channels and set up a volunteer service team to help remaining survivors.


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