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

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


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.

What was the Unit 731

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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    • 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.

          • It’s a long story. When you come in to an ER with extreme frostbite and they know exactly to treat you. They know exactly what frostbite does to the skin, tissues, etc. How it progresses and at what stage. Because of this information they could come up treatments. Where did they find out about the severe effects of frostbite? UNIT 731. Sad…but true. And this is just one example.

            A lot of their experiments were to duplicate severe battle feild injuries. i.e. loss of limbs. Did you notice how much battle feild triage improved from WWII to the Korean War. Just 6 years seperate these two wars and yet medical surgical knowledge leaped for the MASH units. Where do you think this info came from?

  1. I don’t know! do you? Do you have prove? they are researching to KILL, not to SAVE!!! Did you see the picture of all the naked kids? Any medicine worth that? Without humanity, what is left in life!!!

  2. Sir:

    I’m sorry, but there’s absolutely no excuse, no justification that could justify what happened in Unit 731 and Unit 100. The cruelty and atrocity are beyond human understanding. I repeat THERE IS NO JUSTIFICATION WHATSOEVER for what took place in Harbin, China.

    IT IS EVIL–SHEAR AND PURE EVIL. Shame to the Japanese who still try to cover it up or white wash their evil past !!!


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