Wednesday, November 28, 2012
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
H. Mortimer Favrot Orientation Center, The National WWII Museum
In August of 1945, the Soviet Union invaded Japanese Manchukuo. At Japanese compound Unit 731, hordes of rats - carrying bubonic plague-infested fleas, were released from their cages. Soon after, the Black Death entered nearby Harbin and Pingfan. Prisoners at 731, some intentionally exposed to plague, were slaughtered; and the compound burned, to erase these and other horrors. Learn about Unit 731 from Education Programs Coordinator Walt Burgoyne. For more information call 504-528-1944 x 229.