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Rape of Nanking

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Rape of Nanking rate
(Noun) Japanese 1938 atrocity/war crime. Wave of torture/murder, rape and looting by the Japanese following their December 1937 conquest of the Chinese city of Nanking. Estimates of Chinese deaths vary widely from (Chinese): 300,000-500,000; (Western): 250,000-300,000; (Japanese): six.
Usage: Even Nazis on the scene were horrified by the Rape of Nanking - which, after all, took place in only six weeks or so.


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