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“See to believe” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre

The Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre
No.418 Shuiximen Road, Jianye District | west bound Metro Line 2 / Yunjinlu Station Exit 2, Nanjing 210017, China
025-86612230
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Ranked #1 of 286 Attractions in Nanjing
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Cultural
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Sydney, Australia
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“See to believe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I have previously read about the Nanjing Massacre so I knew about the historical context but it did not prepare me emotionally for the actual visit. Seeing some of the photographs and the skeletons of the victims did move me to tears and it is beyond comprehension how inhumane people can be. It was quite emotionally draining but a very humbling experience. It is a part of WWII that has not been covered enough and I think it shed more light for me as well as empathize why the Chinese people feel the way they do. I'm glad John Rabe and Minnie Mautrin were also mentioned and honored. A must-do if you are in Nanjing

Visited April 2013
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“A must in Nanjing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Retelling the horrible story of the Nanjing massacre, the memorial makes an excellent job of informing people of the horrors of war. Not for the faint hearted, but definitely a must if visiting Nanjing.

Visited April 2013
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“Conflicted”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The memorial achieved what it set out to do and there is overwhelming sense of sadness that lingers in that place. It has been many years since I've been there but I can still remember the sense of despair that the place inspires.

Visited February 2013
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“A must-see memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Nanjing Massacre Memorial commemorates the 300000 victims from the WW2 atrocities. The memorial is very well designed from the wall of names to the museum to the meditation room. Most impressive is the commitment to the message of peace in spite of the horrors of the past.

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“Scrupulously Designed, Poignantly Meaningful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Great effort was made in designing this memorial, so do take time to appreciate the meaning behind each exhibit. It was also an incredible platform to grasp the atrocity and destructiveness of the Japanese invasion, and perhaps of war in general. (Reminder: when you visit, do understand the significance of the very ground you step on, respect the victims and go through the memorial quietly and solemnly.)

Visited December 2013
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