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Unit 731: Testimony

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This is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in and around Japan during WWII.

Some of the cruelest deeds of Japan's war in Asia did not occur on the battlefield, but in quiet, antiseptic medical wards in obscure parts of the continent. Far from front lines and prying eyes, Japanese doctors and their assistants subjected human guinea pigs to gruesome medical experiments.

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. The second half of the book consists almost entirely of the worlds of former unit members themselves, taken from remarks they made at a traveling Unit 731 exhibition held around Japan in 1994–95. These people recount their vivid first–hand memories of what it was like to cut open pregnant women as they lay awake on the vivisection table, inject plague germs into healthy farmers, and carry buckets of fresh blood and organs through corridors to their appropriate destinations.

Unit 731: Testimony represents an essential addition to the growing body of literature on the still unfolding story of one of the most infamous "military" outfits in modern history. By showing how the ethics of normal men and women, and even an entire profession, can be warped by the fire of war, this important book offers a window on a time of human madness, in the hope that such days will never come again.

Synopsis:

A riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in Japan during WWII.

Synopsis:

This is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in Japan during WWII.

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. The second half of the book consists almost entirely of the words of former unit members themselves, taken from remarks they made at a traveling Unit 731 exhibition held around Japan in 1994-95.

Synopsis:

This is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in Japan during WWII.

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. The second half of the book consists almost entirely of the words of former unit members themselves, taken from remarks they made at a traveling Unit 731 exhibition held around Japan in 1994-95.

About the Author

BoyT Lafayette De Mente (b. 1928) is a US-based Japanologist who has been involved with Japan since 1949 as a member of an American intelligence agency, student, employee of Japanese companies, trade journalist and consultant. He is the author of more than 30 books on Japan, Korea and China, including the first ever on the Japanese way of doing business: Japanese Etiquette & Ethics in Business (1959) and How to Do Business with the Japanese (1962). His other pioneering series include business and cultural "code word" books on the above countries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804835657
Author:
Gold, Hal
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
History
Subject:
Asia - Japan
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Asian American Studies
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
Japan
Subject:
WWII; World War II; japan; China; atrocities
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 9 lb

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A riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in Japan during WWII.
"Synopsis" by , This is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in Japan during WWII.

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. The second half of the book consists almost entirely of the words of former unit members themselves, taken from remarks they made at a traveling Unit 731 exhibition held around Japan in 1994-95.

"Synopsis" by , This is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in Japan during WWII.

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. The second half of the book consists almost entirely of the words of former unit members themselves, taken from remarks they made at a traveling Unit 731 exhibition held around Japan in 1994-95.

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