University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


Harbin's Death Factory & Germ Warfare in the Asian Pacific

Harbin's Death Factory & Germ Warfare in the Asian Pacific

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Sunday Nov 6, 2011
Weyerhaeuser Hall
Macalester College

"Unit 731" or the "Death Factory" of the Imperial Japanese Army, located in Harbin in WWII, is little known to the general public today. In what was the world's largest research lab on germ and/or bio-chemical warfare, the Japanese carried out experiments on live human subjects, including Chinese civilians and American and Chinese POWs. In addition, some of the "germ bombs" were flown into the US by hot air balloons toward the end of the war. After the war, the US government took the majority of the "Unit 731" scientists to the US without prosecution for war crimes. This bio-chemical warare has been kept secret for many years, but American scholars are becoming interested in this "forbidden" topic.

Contact: Yue-Him Tam, or 651-696-6262

This event is for: Alumni, Students, Staff, Faculty, Parents and Families and Public

Admission: free