The legacy of John Rabe and the 1937-8 Nanking Safety Zone
“The legacy of John Rabe and the 1937-8 Nanking Safety Zone”, an online talk by Linus Mayerhofer, followed by QA. This event is jointly organized by the RASBJ and the History Club of the RAS China in Shanghai.
Sept. 22, 2021, Wednesday 20:00-21:00 PM Beijing Standard Time
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This talk gives us a compelling layer of deeper knowledge about the Nanking Massacre. Born in Hamburg, John Rabe (1882 –1950) was a Siemens executive and a Nazi Party member, best known for his efforts to protect civilians and to try to stop Japanese war crimes during the occupation of Nanking (today’s Nanjing) by Japanese troops in 1937-8. Using photographs and information from the archives of the John Rabe memorial hall, Linus Mayerhofer will explore the significance of Rabe, the Nanking Safety Zone and Rabe’s diaries — to which Linus had access during the year he spent in Nanjing as part of the Austrian Service Abroad. He will also reflect upon Rabe’s “intangible legacy” and its effect on members of today’s younger generations.
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Born in Vienna, Austria, Linus Mayerhofer lived in Nanjing and served one year of civil service at the “John Rabe and International Safety Zone Memorial Hall of Nanjing University” as part of the Austrian Service Abroad. He’s now studying international relations in southern Germany.