Unit 731

Unit 731 : Laboratory of the Devil, Auschwitz of the East (Japanese Biological Warfare in China 1933-45)

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This book exposes Unit 731 as being the largest bacterial warfare force in the history of the Second World War. Manufacture and the use of biological weapons, the entire process of preparation and implementation of germ warfare, with the reflection on war and human nature, medical and ethical issues, is given by the testimony of the veterans of Unit 731. This evidence is provided by the surviving Chinese labourers and the families of the victims.
The book focuses on five aspects: first, the inhuman medical crimes of Unit 731 weapons, the biological combats, and human experiments; secondly, the war damage and the postwar effects of biological war by Unit 731 brought to China and other Asian countries; thirdly, the survey and cover-up at the Khabarovsk War Crime Trials; fourthly the protection status of the site with development status of the exhibition and international exchanges of the Unit 731 Museum; fifthly and finally, there is a separate chapter discussing Japanese chemical warfare.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 16mm | 460g
  • Toadsmoor Road, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 45 colour and black & white photographs
  • 1781556784
  • 9781781556788
  • 425,271

Table of contents

Introduction; 1 Formation, Expansion and End of Unit 731; 2 Ishii Shiro and his Followers; 3 After the War, Stories from Victims' Families; 4 Human Experimentation, Medical and Ethical Crimes of Unit 731; 5 Bacteriological Warfare; 6 Investigation, Cover-up and Exchange; 7 Protection of Sites and Museum; 8 East and West, Harbin to Auschwitz; 9 Events Timeline.
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About Yan-jun Yang

Yang Yan-jun, associate professor, is the director of International Center for Unit 731 Research, Harbin Academy of Social Sciences; and director assistant of the Unit 731 Museum, and has been engaged in Unit 731 research for 12 years. He has travelled to America, Japan, Germany, Poland and other countries for academic research and exchanges.
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