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 Post subject: John Rabe in China - and the reaction in Japan
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:42 am 
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John Rabe in China - and the reaction in Japan

Yesterday, the movie about John Rabe started in China. Apparently you can already get illegal copies on the streets. I did not watch the movie yet but chatted about it with a Chinese friend who watched the movie already. He really wondered why John Rabe was not shown as hero, in his opinion, the movie always emphasized the few negative aspects of John Rabe (he was member of the NSDAP for example). The movie is not available in Korea yet. The director is a German, the movie is about a "good" German in the World War II, so I guess the movie will be full of political correctness. Its just a prejudice, I will keep it until I watched the movie myself.

I am curious about the reaction in Japan. I used to live together with a Japanese when I was studying in China 10 years ago. According to him, the massacre in Nanjing happened. But the Japanese army had no choice than shooting civilians because Chinese resistance was disguised as civilians. And Chinese exaggerate the number of the people killed there because Nanjing even did not have 300.000 inhabitants.

Well, after a while I really stopped discussing topics like this with him. But in Japanese history, the Nanjing massacre does not play a big role, its sometimes not even mentioned in schoolbooks. Japanese counted their own dead but somehow forgot to count the dead of the Chinese army and civilians during the war. Before they left they also destroyed lots of evidence.

http://blog.chinaorbit.com/2009/04/30/j ... japan.html


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 Post subject: Re: John Rabe in China - and the reaction in Japan
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:33 am 
If Japan does not learn to accept it's history and to admit it's war crimes there is no way that there will be a normal relationship between these 2 countries.


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 Post subject: Re: John Rabe in China - and the reaction in Japan
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 8:22 am 
Of course you can get the movie in every DVD-shop in China, even weeks before the movie was launched in China.


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 Post subject: Re: John Rabe in China - and the reaction in Japan
PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 1:19 pm 
there is no way
you can get the movie in every DVD-shop in China

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