John Rabe

John Rabe

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John Rabe (November 23, 1882 - January 5, 1950) was a German businessman who is best known for his efforts to stop the atrocities of the Japanese army during the Nanking Occupation and his work to protect and succour Chinese civilians during the event. The Nanking Safety Zone, which he helped to establish, sheltered approximately 200,000 Chinese people from slaughter during the massacre. Born in Hamburg, Germany, Rabe pursued a career in business and went to Africa for several years. In 1908 he left for China, and between 1910 and 1938, he worked for the Siemens AG China Corporation in Mukden (now Shenyang), Peking (now Beijing), Tientsin (now Tianjin), Shanghai and later Nanking (now Nanjing). Rabe suffered from diabetes by the time he was working in Nanking which required him to have his regular dose of insulin.show more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 272g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613656338X
  • 9786136563381