Wednesday, October 10, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The National WWII Museum, 945 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA
In August of 1945, the Soviet Union invaded Japanese Manchukuo. At Japanese compound Unit 731, thousands of rats were released from their cages and carried millions of bubonic plague-infested fleas to the nearby cities of Harbin and Pingfan. The humans intentionally exposed to plague in camps had already been slaughtered by the Japanese; and the compound was burned, to erase telling evidence. Learn about little-known Unit 731, and the unbelievable atrocities committed there, from Education Programs Coordinator Walt Burgoyne. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.