Unit 731testimony : Testimony

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Unit 731testimony : Testimony

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 256 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780804835657
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Unit 731 is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in and around Japan during WWII.Some of the cruelest deeds of Japan's war in Asia did not occur on the battlefield, but in quiet, antiseptic medical wards in obscure parts of the continent. Far from front lines and prying eyes, Japanese doctors and their assistants subjected human guinea pigs to gruesome medical experiments. In the first part of Unit 731: Testimony author Hal Gold draws upon a painstakingly accumulated reservoir of sources to construct a portrait of the Imperial Japanese Army's most notorious medical unit, giving an overview of its history and detailing its most shocking activities. The second half of the book consists almost entirely of the words of former unit members themselves, taken from remarks they made at a traveling Unit 731 exhibition held around Japan in 1994-95. These people recount their vivid firsthand memories of what it was like to cut open pregnant women as they lay awake on the vivisection table, inject plague germs into healthy farmers, and carry buckets of fresh blood and organs through corridors to their appropriate destinations. Unit 731: Testimony represents an essential addition to the growing body of literature on the still-unfolding story of one of the most infamous "military" outfits in modern history. By showing how the ethics of ordinary men and women, and even an entire profession, can be warped by the fire of war, this remarkable book offers a window on a time of human madness, in the hope that such days will never come again.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    8  (1)
Foreword 9 (8)
Part 1: Historical Overview
1. Background of Japanese Biological Warfare 17 (15)
A Proud Medical Tradition 17 (6)
Ishii Shiro 23 (3)
Manchuria 26 (3)
The Stage Is Set 29 (3)
2. A New Type of Warfare 32 (35)
The Fortress/Bacteria Factory 32 (4)
End of the Fortress 36 (2)
Pingfang 38 (10)
Satellite Facilities 48 (11)
Ties to the Civilian Sector 59 (3)
Ishii's Battlefield Debut 62 (5)
3. Creating Pathology 67 (19)
Rodents and Insects 67 (3)
Four Areas of Experimentation 70 (16)
4. End and Aftermath 86 (30)
Attempted Biological Warfare Against the 86 (6)
Americans
Covering the Traces 92 (2)
American Occupation 94 (7)
Superpower Jockeying 101(15)
5. Unit 731 in Modern Times 116(31)
The Teikoku Bank Incident 117(6)
Japanese Biological Warfare Data in the 123(3)
Korean War
Shinjuku Shock 126(13)
The Unit Leaders in Peacetime 139(2)
Postwar Careers: Plum Positions 141(6)
Part 2: Testimonies 147(104)
Introduction 147(3)
Researcher attached to Unit 1644
Anonymous 150(2)
Virologist attached to Unit 731
Anonymous 152(7)
Lecture, "Unit 731 and Comfort Women"
Nishino Rumiko 159(7)
Youth Corps member
Anonymous 166(9)
Hygiene specialist
Wano Takeo 175(3)
Hygiene specialist
Anonymous 178(10)
Kenpeitai member
Iwasaki Ken'ichi 188(1)
Three Youth Corps members
Anonymous 189(9)
Nurse attached to Unit 731
Akama Masako 198(2)
Kenpeitai officer
Naganuma Setsuji 200(4)
Army doctor
Yuasa Ken 204(10)
Civilian employee of Unit 731 in Tokyo
Ishibashi Naokata 214(5)
Youth Corps member attached to Unit 731
Ogasawara Akira 219(2)
Professor emeritus at Osaka University
Nakagawa Yonezo 221(1)
Member of the Hygiene Corps
Tomioka Heihachiro 222(5)
Soldier stationed at Pingfang
Shinohara Tsuruo 227(7)
Soldier attached to Unit 731
Ohara Takeyoshi 234
Nurse attached to Unit 731
Sakumoto Shizui 235(1)
Intelligence officer
Ogura Yoshikuma 236(3)
Army major and pharmacist attached to Unit 731
Anonymous 239(2)
Army major and technician attached to Unit 516
Anonymous 241(1)
Ishii Shiro's driver
Kochi Sadao 241(2)
Pharmacist attached to the laboratory at
Dalian
Meguro Masahiko 243(1)
Captain, Japanese Imperial Army
Kojima Takeo 244(7)
Select Bibliography 251