SDHF Newsletter No.138J ユネスコ記憶遺産に登録申請した「通州事件」から 4

③支那駐屯歩兵第二連隊小隊長 桜井文雄 陸軍少佐




平成28年9月7日「史実を世界に発信する会」会長代行 茂木弘道拝

“Tongzhou Massacre” Series 4
Tokyo Trial’s Official Record
③Sworn Deposition by Major SAKURAI, Fumio
This is the fourth of a series of articles pertaining to the Tongzhou Massacre, which has been submitted for inclusion in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register; a sworn deposition from the official record of the “Tokyo Trials”.
Sworn deposition number two was made by Major Sakurai, who was Platoon Commander of the 2nd Regiment stationed in China.
He was ordered to rescue Japanese residents in Tongzhou, where he entered at about 4: p.m. of July 30. As a platoon leader he was ordered to sweep the southern half of the walled city. He closely saw the spectacle of the massacre of Tongzhou. He testified to what he saw at that time in a sworn deposition. (Translation into English was done by Defense Language Branch of the Court).

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MOTEKI Hiromichi, Acting Chairman
for KASE Hideaki, Chairman