35 rare images of the infamous Japanese experiment unit 731 in China

Unit 731 was a covert biological warfare research of the Imperial Japanese Army

Unit 731

Unit 731 (731部隊), based at the Pingfang district of Harbin and led by the infamous Japanese microbiologist Shiro Ishii, was a covert biological warfare research and development unit of the Imperial Japanese Army that undertook human experimentation during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) and World War II.

At least 12,000 men, women, and children were murdered during the experimentation conducted by Unit 731 at the camp based in Pingfang alone. Prisoners of war were subjected to vivisection without anesthesia. Vivisections were performed on prisoners after infecting them with various diseases. Scientists performed invasive surgery on prisoners, removing organs to study the effects of disease on the human body. These were conducted while the patients were alive because it was feared that the decomposition process would affect the results. Human targets were used to test grenades positioned at various distances and in different positions. Flame throwers were tested on humans.

Humans were tied to stakes and used as targets to test germ-releasing bombs, chemical weapons, and explosive bombs. Prisoners were injected with inoculations of disease, disguised as vaccinations, to study their effects. To study the effects of untreated venereal diseases, male and female prisoners were deliberately infected with syphilis and gonorrhea, then studied. Prisoners were infested with fleas in order to acquire large quantities of disease-carrying fleas for the purposes of studying the viability of germ warfare[citation needed]. Plague fleas, infected clothing, and infected supplies encased in bombs were dropped on various targets. The resulting cholera, anthrax, and plague were estimated to have killed around 400,000 Chinese civilians. Tularemia was tested on Chinese civilians (Source: Wikipedia)

Unit 731 images

Source: wikipedia, incredibleimages4u.blogspot.com, picturechina.com.cn, enviromental graffiti, http://xubaojun.blog.163.com

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  • Billy Barty

    We are a creation with the capacity to do great good and immense evil.

  • Moe

    Today, Obama honors ww2 Japan…

    • StriderWhite

      That’s not wrong, in the end Japan suffered many casualties among the civilians…What we all should complain is the fact that americans didn’t punished many war criminals, like Shirō Ishii, the mastermind (or one of them) of the Unit 731. He died in 1959, and he didn’t pay for his crimes because americans wanted the data of the experiments! Of course the japanese government was guilty too, because they didn’t prosecute any of them.
      So OBama didn’t honor those war criminals, he honored the civil victims in Japan.

      • Blaine Grant

        Did you know a lot of our modern medicine came from the findings of these experiments?

        • StriderWhite

          Maybe, but war criminals shoud pay for their crimes, if not with their lives, at least in some other ways.

        • George Janik

          What advances in modern medicine were advanced by these butchers? That I’d like to hear!!

  • MW EF

    War Crimes are committed on both sides during War.

    • Spinfish

      these are beyond “war crimes”… it is pure evil!