Japanese Germ Warfare Experimental Base

Harbin, China

The Japanese Germ Warfare Experimental Base (also called Unit 731) has a most horrifying history. It is the place where covert chemical and biological warfare research was carried out by the Imperial Japanese Army on the prisoners of war during World War II (1937-1945). Cruel research-experiments were carried out on Chinese, Korean, Russian, Mongolian, and other POWs among the allied forces. This museum contains sculptures and photos of those times. It also have various exhibits of the torture-equipment used by the Imperial Japanese Army as part of their experiments. The POWs were subjected to vivisection, frozen alive, or infected with diseases like syphilis or plague.

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