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Unit 731 : laboratory of the devil, Auschwitz of the east : Japanese biological warfare in China 1933-45 / Yan-Jun Yang, Yue-Him Tam.

By: Yang, Yan-Jun.
Contributor(s): Tan, Ruqian [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: [Charleston, South Carolina] : Fonthill Media Limited, 2018Description: 142 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : Illustrations, fascimiles, portraits ; 25 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1781556784; 9781781556788.Other title: Laboratory of the devil, Auschwitz of the east : Japanese biological warfare in China 1933-45 | Unit Seven Hundred Thirty-One | Unit Seven Thirty-One | Japanese biological warfare in China 1933-45.Subject(s): Japan. Rikugun. Kantōgun. Butai, Dai 731 -- History | Biological warfare -- Research -- Japan | World War, 1939-1945 -- Atrocities | World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan | World War, 1939-1945 -- China | War crime trials -- United States | War crime trials -- Japan | World War, 1939-1945 -- Biological warfare -- Research | World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- Japan | Human experimentation in medicine -- Japan -- History -- 20thDDC classification: 940.5405 Summary: "This book exposes Unit 731 as being the largest bacterial warfare force in the history of the Second World War. Manufacture and the use of biological weapons, the entire process of preparation and implementation of germ warfare, with the reflection on war and human nature, medical and ethical issues, is given by the testimony of the veterans of Unit 731. This evidence is provided by the surviving Chinese labourers and the families of the victims. The book focuses on five aspects: first, the inhuman medical crimes of Unit 731 weapons, the biological combats, and human experiments; secondly, the war damage and the postwar effects of biological war by Unit 731 brought to China and other Asian countries; thirdly, the survey and cover-up at the Khabarovsk War Crime Trials; fourthly the protection status of the site with development status of the exhibition and international exchanges of the Unit 731 Museum; fifthly and finally, there is a separate chapter discussing Japanese chemical warfare."-- Publisher description.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This book exposes Unit 731 as being the largest bacterial warfare force in the history of the Second World War. Manufacture and the use of biological weapons, the entire process of preparation and implementation of germ warfare, with the reflection on war and human nature, medical and ethical issues, is given by the testimony of the veterans of Unit 731. This evidence is provided by the surviving Chinese labourers and the families of the victims.

The book focuses on five aspects: first, the inhuman medical crimes of Unit 731 weapons, the biological combats, and human experiments; secondly, the war damage and the postwar effects of biological war by Unit 731 brought to China and other Asian countries; thirdly, the survey and cover-up at the Khabarovsk War Crime Trials; fourthly the protection status of the site with development status of the exhibition and international exchanges of the Unit 731 Museum; fifthly and finally, there is a separate chapter discussing Japanese chemical warfare.

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"This book exposes Unit 731 as being the largest bacterial warfare force in the history of the Second World War. Manufacture and the use of biological weapons, the entire process of preparation and implementation of germ warfare, with the reflection on war and human nature, medical and ethical issues, is given by the testimony of the veterans of Unit 731. This evidence is provided by the surviving Chinese labourers and the families of the victims. The book focuses on five aspects: first, the inhuman medical crimes of Unit 731 weapons, the biological combats, and human experiments; secondly, the war damage and the postwar effects of biological war by Unit 731 brought to China and other Asian countries; thirdly, the survey and cover-up at the Khabarovsk War Crime Trials; fourthly the protection status of the site with development status of the exhibition and international exchanges of the Unit 731 Museum; fifthly and finally, there is a separate chapter discussing Japanese chemical warfare."-- Publisher description.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements (p. 5)
  • Introduction (p. 9)
  • 1 Formation, Expansion, and End of Unit 731 (p. 11)
  • 2 Shiro Ishii and His Followers (p. 30)
  • 3 After the War, Stories from Victims' Families (p. 52)
  • 4 Human Experimentation: Medical Ethics and Medical Crimes of Unit 731 (p. 66)
  • 5 Bacteriological Warfare (p. 81)
  • 6 Investigation, Cover-up, and Exchange (p. 91)
  • 7 Protection of Sites and Museum (p. 107)
  • Epilogue: East and West, Harbin to Auschwitz (p. 115)
  • Appendix: Events Timeline (p. 125)
  • Endnotes (p. 133)
  • Bibliography (p. 139)