The Nanking Massacre
Mr. Holden will show a short film about his 2006 trip to China to study the Nanking Massacre and other atrocities committed by the Japanese against the Chinese through the thirties until 1945.
It will be noted that The Second World War actually began in 1931 with Japanese aggression and not on the date most Westerners or Americans believe it did.
The focus will be on the murder of some 300K Chinese citizens in the then capital city of Nanking, which became known as The Rape of Nanking in 1937.
Iris Chang’s landmark book, The Rape of Nanking will also be discussed.
Mr. Robert Holden, is a retired Ocean City Gifted/talented teacher (ret.-2006) and retired Senior Adjunct Professor of History, teaching WC 1, WC 2, and his own created Holocaust and Genocide Studies Course at ACCC’s Cape May County campus. (ret. -2016)
He is on the board of the SJHC, the HPSUT and the Seaville Friends Meeting.
He has published several secondary history curriculum guides, one book (presentation at UT Library in December, (and is currently awaiting finalizing/publishing his second book about the Chinese diplomat, Feng-Shan Ho who saved thousands of Viennese Jews during the Holocaust by writing them visas to Shanghai. This will be a young adult non-fiction book.)
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