The Other Holocaust
Further reading

Like Oskar Schindler, the German industrialist who protected Jews, Mr. John Rabe and few other western foreigners risked their life and helped to save 250,000 Chinese refugees from being killed. Chinese called him "The living Budda of Nanking". As the leader of local Nazi Party and Safety Zone Chairman in Nanjing, Mr. Rabe also wrote a letter to Hitler about the Japanese War Crimes and asked Hitler to persuade Japan to stop the atrocities. Ursula Reinhardt, his granddaughter from Berlin, showed the 8 volumes of diary of war the very first time to the public in New York on December 12, 1996. The English version of his complete diaries is finally available The Good Man of Nanking - The Diaries of John Rabe

Minnie Vautrin, was an American missionary from a little town of Michigan. In unswerving defiance of the Japanese, she turned Ginling College in Nanking into a sanctuary for 10,000 women and girl, who honored her as their "Goddess of Mercy", a "Living Goddess". The book is based on her diary, maintained during the entire siege, correspondences, eyewitness, government documents, and interviews with Vautrin's family. American Goddess at the Rape of Nanking: The Courage of Minnie Vautrin ISBN 0-8093-2303-6

A must read new book in its 7th print in just 1 month The Rape of Nanking - The Forgotten Holocaust of WWII (BasicBooks, Dec. 1997 ISBN 0-465-06835-9) By Iris Chang who extensively researched documents in the US, Germany, China and Japan, diaries from Japanese soldiers, first-hand interviews with eye-witnesses and survivors. It remained on the New York Times Bestseller List for 13 weeks and also hit the bestseller lists in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, USA Today and San Francisco Chronicle

Another must-read book "Rape of Nanking: An Undeniable History in Photographs" (Triumph Books) by Shi Young and James Yin with many photos taken by Japanese soldiers themselves as souvenir pictures that were copied and hidden by a Chinese employee of the photo shop. To thumb through the book is an almost unbearable experience.

The Nanjing Massacre: A Japanese Journalist Confronts Japan's National Shame by Honda Katsuichi. ISBN 0-7656-0335-7.

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