SDHF Newsletter No.186J 「チベット・通州」ユネスコに抗議声明

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 なお、これまでにわれわれは、Newsletter により、通州に関する登録申請資料18点のうち、次の8点を内外に紹介してきましたので、ご参考までに紹介します。
1、「戦禍の北支を行く」(吉屋信子)(『主婦の友』昭和12年9月号)、 天津歩兵隊長・支那駐屯歩兵第二連隊長 萱島 高 陸軍中将
3、 通州救援第二連隊歩兵隊長代理 桂 鎮雄 陸軍少佐
4、 支那駐屯歩兵第二連隊小隊長 桜井文雄 陸軍少佐
5、 浜口茂子の回想(昭和史研究会報)、 死の通州脱出記―同盟通信社 安藤利男(日本評論)
7、 通州惨劇とその前後 東京日日新聞 橘善守(文芸春秋)
8、 佐々木テンの証言(調寛雅著『天皇様が泣いてござった』)(教育社)

平成29年11月2日 「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝
Statement of Protest Concerning the Rejection of our Tibet-Tongzhou Joint Nomination to the UNESCO Memory of the World Register
Fund for Archives of the Tongzhou Massacre
October 31, 2017

On October 30, UNESCO released, on its homepage, a list of seventy-eight new items to be registered in the Memory of the World Register. Previously, the Fund for Archives of the Tongzhou Massacre and Gyari Bhutuk had jointly nominated for registration a collection of documents entitled “Abuses of Human Rights – Tibet and Tongzhou” (Registration Code MoW2016-75). However, the nomination was not included on UNESCO’s list–apparently UNESCO has decided to reject it for inclusion.
It is possible that rejection of the joint nomination was politically motivated. If such was the case, then one should wonder how the Nanjing Massacre was registered in 2016, it too being political and an incredibly controversial issue.
The statement of protest can be found here:


We have previously introduced in our Newsletter 8 of the 18 items which were nominated for registration. For your reference, they are presented here:

1. “Bearing Witness to the Ravages of War in North China” by Yoshiya Nobuko
2. Affidavit prepared by Lieutenant-General KAYAJIMA, Takashi
3. Sworn Deposition by Major KATSURA Shizuo
4. Sworn Deposition by Major SAKURAI, Fumio
5. Testimony of Hamaguchi Shigeko
6. My Escape from Tongzhou(Tungchow), the City of Death
By Ando Toshio, Domei News Agency / North China correspondent
7. Background and aftermath of the Tōngzhōu Mutiny
By Yoshimori Tachibana, Tokyo Nichinichi Shimbun Press
8. The Testimony of Ms. SASAKI Ten

MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman
Society for the Dissemination of Historical Fact