New book by Jeanne Guillemin: Hidden Atrocities | 2017 | News
New book by Jeanne Guillemin: Hidden Atrocities
Japanese Germ Warfare and American Obstruction of Justice at the Tokyo Trial
Jeanne Guillemin | Columbia University Press
September 28, 2017
From the Columbia University Press website:
In the aftermath of World War II, the Allied intent to bring Axis crimes to light led to both the Nuremberg trials and their counterpart in Tokyo, the International Military Tribunal of the Far East. Yet the Tokyo Trial failed to prosecute imperial Japanese leaders for the worst of war crimes: inhumane medical experimentation, including vivisection and open-air pathogen and chemical tests, which rivaled Nazi atrocities, as well as mass attacks using plague, anthrax, and cholera that killed thousands of Chinese civilians. In Hidden Atrocities, Jeanne Guillemin goes behind the scenes at the trial to reveal the American obstruction that denied justice to Japan’s victims.