Controversial Films

Unit 731: Nightmare in Manchuria (1996)

Keith Wheelock (Raritan Valley Community College) kwheelock@patmedia.net

A graphic record of Japanese biological warfare atrocities from the 1930s through World War II. Established in Hardin, Manchuria by Lt. General Shiro Ishi, the Unit 731 facility tested plague and other diseases on live humans, engaged in live vivisection, and destroyed Chinese villages, while testing plague intended to be dropped on the United States by thousands of balloons. Absolutely horrifying and true. Most astonishing is that Ishi and his medical murderers were given full immunity by the American government, because U.S. scientists were anxious to obtain detailed records of biological experiments on human beings. See also, Sheldon Harris’s Factories of Death: Japanese Biological Warfare, 1932-1945, and the American Cover-Up

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