Because of the unit's secret nature, there is no complete list of the experiments that were undertaken by unit 731 testimonies from participants shed some light about parts of the experiments an anonymous medical assistant described in a 1995 new york times interview his first vivisection. Interview with filmmaker prano bailey-bond august 31, 2018 all i need is a camera crew and some actors: an interview with director larry cohen august 24, 2018 death and art: a conversation with jörg buttgereit august 1, 2018. Unit 731 presents a special problem, since unlike nazi human experimentation which the us publicly condemned, the activities of unit 731 are known to the general public only from the testimonies of willing former unit members, and testimony cannot be employed to determine indemnity in this way.
Unit 731 (731部隊), based at the pingfang district of harbin and led by the infamous japanese microbiologist shiro ishii, was a covert biological warfare research and development unit of the imperial japanese army that undertook human experimentation during the second sino-japanese war (1937-1945) and world war ii. Unit 731 presents a special problem, since unlike nazi human experimentation which is extremely well documented, the activities of unit 731 are known only from the testimonies of former unit members, and testimony cannot be employed to determine indemnity in this way. Unit 731, the imperial japanese army's notorious germ warfare unit, killed thousands of chinese civilians and allied pows at its sprawling complex in harbin, northern china, from the late 1930s.
The table below gives links firstly to each video title on the island voices videos youtube channel, and then, under a clilstore unit number, to the appropriate online transcript with embedded video and optional dictionary linkage. Anti-war unit 731, the notorious germ warfare unit of the imperial japanese army that conducted horrific lethal experiments on chinese civilians and allied prisoners of war before and during world war ii, is back in the news again after the japanese government released the names of more than 3,000 of its former members. We should learn from our history and learn from the past as japan had done the atrocious acts during world war ii and asia, with nanjing, with the comfort women, with unit 731, and the united. Wwii horror files: unit 731 july 26, 2013 melissa 22 comments at the dawn of world war ii, although biological and chemical weapons had been used previously in warfare, little was known of precisely how they worked on the human body.
Unit 731 japan's secret laboratory of death (and other atrocities you won't read about in your history books) and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. The documents reveal that unit 731, led by gen shiro ishii, cultured germs for numerous diseases and forced prisoners to ingest them by using injection, inhalation and contaminated fleas the details, as disclosed in the records, are vivid and disturbing. Unit 731 specialized in human experimentation, while unit 100 experimented with humans and animals some of the biological agents tested included yersinia pestis (the bubonic plague), bacillus anthracis (anthrax), cholera, typhoid, and tuberculosis.
In the first part of unit 731: testimony author hal gold draws upon a painstakingly accumulated reservoir of sources to construct a portrait of the imperial japanese army's most notorious medical unit, giving an overview of its history and detailing its most shocking activities. Theodore woodward, interview by gail javitt and suzanne white-junod (achre), transcript of audio recording, 14 december 1994 (achre research project series, interview program file, ethics oral history project), 6. Unit 731 (japanese: 731部隊, hepburn: nana-san-ichi butai) was a covert biological and chemical warfare research and development unit of the imperial japanese army that undertook lethal human experimentation during the second sino-japanese war (1937-1945) of world war ii. In occupied china, members of the imperial army's unit 731 experimented on thousands of live chinese and russian pows and civilians as part of japan's chemical and biological weapons programme.
Unit 731 interview transcript essay reporter: hello and welcome back to radio station 1193 where we bring you the latest interviews of the century today we have a special segment dedicated to unit 731 , asian auschwitz that took place before world war 2. For example, unit 731 proved scientifically that the best treatment for frostbite was not rubbing the limb, which had been the traditional method, but rather immersion in water a bit warmer than. According to one estimate, the experiments carried out by unit 731 alone caused 3,000 deaths furthermore, according to the 2002 international symposium on the crimes of bacteriological warfare, the number of people killed by the imperial japanese army germ warfare and human experiments is around 580,000. The opening of the new museum of war crime evidence by japanese army unit 731 on aug 15 in harbin in northeast china was timed to coincide with the 70th anniversary of japan's surrender in world war ii, part of commemorations across china that included a major victory day military parade in beijing on sept 3.