The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II:
The Massacre of Nanjing
ACDIS hosted a symposium recalling the history of the Sino-Japanese war and honoring Vautrin on December 16, 2017. On the 80th anniversary of the fall of Nanjing (Nanking), the symposium recalled the mass atrocities committed in the then Chinese capital by the Japanese Army during the Second Sino-Japanese War, through the journal entries of Illinois alumna Minnie Vautrin and the book “The Rape of Nanking” by alumna Iris Chang (Illinois Class of 1989). The speakers include scholarly experts on the massacre as well as the parents of Iris Chang.
For more information about the symposium, as well as an interactive version of Minnie Vautrin’s Diary from the Yale University Library, click here
Partnering with the European Union Center, ACDIS organizes half-day symposia about transatlantic security issues. The symposiums include research and presentations by scholars and policymakers from the university community. Previous topics have ranged from the status of national European armies to the role of Turkey to addressing challenges from weapons of mass destruction.