China News Service, Nanjing, November 25
China News Agency reporter Shen Ran
"My father, two uncles, and little brother...their deaths, I can't forget them!" The National Memorial for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre is approaching day by day. On November 25, the home memorial for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre was held as scheduled. .
In front of the Wall of the Victims List (also known as the "Wailing Wall") at the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by the Japanese Invaders, 98-year-old Nanjing Massacre survivor Xie Guiying couldn't help but feel excited and tears.
In the winter sun, survivors Shi Xiuying, Wang Yilong, Xie Guiying, and Ma Tingbao offered flowers to the victims with the support of their families. They tremblingly pointed their relatives' names with their wrinkled hands, and confided in the pain of life and death 84 years apart.
Xie Guiying wiped the tears in her eyes and muttered to herself: "No matter how many years have passed, I can't forget that my father, two uncles and little brother were killed by Japanese soldiers. I also almost died by the sword." To the camera, the old man lifted his gray hair. The war not only left visible scars on the old man's head, but also became a nightmare for the old man for 84 years.
"The Japanese soldier saw me and untied the belt. I said,'Mr. Yang, Mr. Yang, I am a child, I am a child', but he still refuses to forgive me..."
Survivor Ma Tingbao pointed to the "wailing wall" with tears in his eyes.
"Here are the names of my father Ma Yuquan, uncle Wen Zhixue, and uncle Yang Shoulin. They were all killed by the Japanese army. This history cannot be forgotten."
This year marks the 84th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre. The survivors of that year have entered their old age, and the witnesses of history are dying.
The important task of passing on the memory of the Nanjing Massacre has fallen on the shoulders of future generations.
Ma Tingbao’s daughter Ma Minglan accompanied her father to rallies and lectures many times. She said: “Father has experienced the pain of war and taught us to remember history. In the future, we will continue to spread the history of the Nanjing Massacre and let more people remember it. History, cherish peace."
"The Nanjing Massacre killed more than 300,000 victims. This is not just a number. It means that innocent lives have been killed, and families are separated by yin and yang." Wang Jinqin, representative of the survivors of the Nanjing Massacre, told China News Agency. Reporter, "As the relatives of the victims, we have the responsibility to ring the alarm bells of history together so that more people can see the painful past and pass on the prayer of peace..."
Shi Pengcheng, deputy curator of the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders, said that as a carrier of historical memory and spreading peace, the memorial will do more on the road to inherit the historical memory of Nanjing Massacre survivors and maintain world peace. And work hard.