We’ll end our coverage today with a series of photos remembering the 300,000 who lost their lives 74 years ago in Nanjing during the uncertain and tumultuous time that was the Second World War.
On December 12, the many lives lost at Nanjing were remembered through a candle-lighting service. That night, friends from Korea, Japan and other countries, community members and student representatives in Nanjing, and Chinese and Japanese monks gathered at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall to light 3000 candles. The ceremony is known as “A Silent Night – Candlelight vigil, prayer and peace gathering for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre.” Those in attendance commemorated the 300,000 compatriots who perished in the weeks following the capture of Nanjing on December 13, 1937.
To all those who lost their lives, their health, or their families – we remember.