China News Service, Nanjing, December 8th, title: (From "post-90s" to "post-90s, the voice of peace will last forever) Gao Ruqin, a survivor of the Nanjing Massacre: Hope the world can live and work in peace
China News Service reporter Zhu Xiaoying
"I have a wish, that is, that there is peace in the world, and that people all over the world will have an environment where they can live and work in peace and contentment, and they will no longer be disturbed by outsiders. I hope that young people can live in peace." Born in 1934, a survivor of the Nanjing Massacre in his eighties. Gao Ruqin said in an interview with a reporter from Chinanews.com.
A few days ago, at the Memorial Hall of the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by the Japanese Invaders, Gao Ruqin, a Nanjing Massacre survivor, described his family's experience in the Nanjing Massacre.
Photo by Yang Bo
Tomb-sweeping family rituals, peaceful gatherings, and online candle lighting for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre... When the physical condition permits, the elderly always insist on participating in various activities to convey the historical truth.
2020 marks the 83rd anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre.
In the winter of 1937, Gao Ruqin was still a child, and her family was shot by Japanese soldiers. Among them, her grandmother was shot and her mother was seriously injured.
According to the old man's memory, her grandmother's family lived at No. 39, Neitangfanglang, Zhonghuamen (the address at the time).
When the Japanese army entered the city, her parents took her and her brother and sister to move to her grandmother's house.
One day, the whole family saw three or four Japanese soldiers coming in and out of the neighboring house, and they hurriedly fled from the back door by the river.
The back door is facing the Qinhuai River.
"Mother and grandmother held my hand and we walked in front. A few Japanese soldiers broke out next door, carrying guns, and they shot us when they saw us. Mother was shot first, and the bullet penetrated her thigh. This At that time, there were more gunshots. Grandma was shot in the chest, and she fell down only when she shouted "Oh". Then the Japanese soldiers drove away." The old man recalled to the reporter.
Later, Gao Ruqin's family buried her grandmother's body.
They dared not stay longer, and rushed to the refugee camp on Shanghai Road the next day.
In the twelfth lunar month, they slept on the floor of the refugee camp.
After returning home, the family saw that several large tiled houses had also been burned.
"After the Japanese entered the city of Nanjing, they murdered and set fire, raped women, and committed no evil. We will never forget this period of history." Gao Ruqin said.
A Japanese friend visited her home to write a book about the survivors of the Nanjing Massacre, and the old man recounted this painful past in detail.
"They are friendly people." Gao Ruqin said, "Now the body is not as good as it used to be. (Participation in various matters) I will do what I can."
The old man said to the reporter: "My son is my successor. After I am gone, he will replace me and continue to talk about this history." (End)