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Xia Shuqin was 8 years old when most of her family was murdered in their home during the Nanjing Massacre. In December 1937, the Japanese army killed some 300,000 civilians and unarmed soldiers over the course of two months in the massacre.
As an adult, Xia became one of the most active survivors of the massacre. She has traveled multiple times to Japan to speak with scholars, and to fight those who seek to deny the atrocities. She has also spoken regularly at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall in Nanjing.
USC Shoah Foundation, in partnership with the with the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall, recorded Xia’s testimony as one of 101 interviews with survivors of the Nanjing Massacre. To explore these testimonies in the Visual History Archive, visit https://vha.usc.edu/biosearch/bioSearch and choose ""Nanjing Massacre.""
To learn more about the 1937 Nanjing Massacre, visit https://sfi.usc.edu/collections/nanjing-massacre.
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