Japanese Germ Warfare Base Museum 731(731 Bu Dui Zui Zheng Yi Zhi) [731部队罪证遗址]

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  • Address:Pingfang District, Harbin
  • Getting there: take bus number 338 from the railway station to the terminal in Pingfang District.
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  • Opening hours: daily 8:30-11:30am, 1pm-4pm.
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In the minds of most Chinese, the Japanese Germ Warfare Experimental Base at Harbin holds a place as significant and disturbing as Auschwitz does for European Jews. During the Japanese occupation of Manchuria in the 1930s and 1940s, Japanese Army Unit 731 opened a research centre outside of Harbin, with the apparent aim of testing the limits of the human body to destruction. Around 3000 prisoners of war captured in the battles raging in Northeast Asia at the time were killed for "scientific" purposes by means ranging from deliberate infection with fatal diseases, to freezing or live dissection. The majority of these prisoners were Chinese, but a significant number were from ...

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