That's fucking bullshit you dumb wumao.
John H. D. Rabe, chairman of the International Committee of Nanking Safety Zone, sent a letter representing the Committee in which he wrote “We come to thank you for the fine way your artillery spared the Safety Zone and to establish contact with you for future plans for care of Chinese civilians in the Zone.”
(IMTFE , Exhibit No.323 = Prosecution Exhibit No.1744, Court Reporter's Transcript, No. 210.)
The text below is excerpt from diary and private papers written by Dr. James H. McCallum, the doctor of Nanking University Hospital. (Exhibit No. 309 = Prosecution Exhibit No. 246). This was read by Kiyoshi Ito, the defense attorney of General Matsui in the defense plea. (IMTFE Transcript No. 210)
Plus excerpts from a diary and notes kept by Dr. James McCallum, a physician associated with the Jinling University Hospital, which were read at the Tokyo Trials by Kiyoshi Ito, General Matsui Iwane's attorney, during the presentation of Matsui's defense. They describe acts of kindness performed by Japanese soldiers.
Dr.James Henry McCallum
1. We have had some very pleasant Japanese who have treated us with courtesy and respect (December 29, 1937).
Occasionally have I seen a Japanese helping some Chinese, or picking up a Chinese baby to play with it (December 29, 1937).
2. Today I saw crowds of people flocking across Chung Shan [Zhongshan] Road out of the Zone. They came back later carrying rice which was being distributed by the Japanese from the Executive Yuan Examination Yuan (December 31, 1937).
Even Rev. John G. Magee who hated Japan said “the Safety Zone might have been a heaven for refugees” (refer “The Rape of Nanking”, page 84, by Ikuhiko Hata) and Dr. Lewis S. C. Smythe also described “the fact that practically no burning occurred within the zone was a further advantage” and “most of the residents gathered in the area.”