Interpreting the Past: The Attack on Nanking

One of the main jobs of historians is to interpret the past by reviewing primary documents, scholarly secondary sources, and then creating an analysis of this research. After reading your text and reviewing the assigned materials, submit an analysis of the attack on Nanking.

You might want to consider the following questions, but you are not limited to them: Why do you think the Japanese aggression in World War II is much less well known than the Holocaust? Should the attack on Nanking be considered a massacre or a battle? Should this be taught in high schools alongside the Holocaust?

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