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John Rabe



The movie tells the story of John Rabe, member of the Nazi party whom the NY Times defined as "China's Schindler".
It's 10th December 1937 and Rabe is about leaving his post at the management of Siemens in Nanking when, during the welcome parade for his successor, the Japanese fighter-bombers suddenly appear and launch bombs onto the crowd. It's the beginning of the "rape of Nanking", the sadly known massacre of 300,000 Chinese perpetrated by the Japanese. Rabe sets up an "International committee for the safety zone" with the few Westerners remained in town and uses the immunity granted by the presence of Americans and Germans and by the svastik he wears around his arm, takes thousands defenseless Chinese into safety in an operation which will go down in history.

13 November 2014

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