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加东时间12月13日,加拿大多伦多市议员詹嘉礼(Jim Karygiannis)发文纪念南京大屠杀82周年,全文如下:








(英文原版)December 13th, 2019 – 82nd Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre

It is with a deep sense of reverence that I commemorate, with you, the 82nd Anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre.

On December 13, 1937, the Japanese army captured the former Chinese capital city of Nanjing.  During the six weeks that followed, the occupying soldiers beat, killed, kidnapped and raped innocent civilians and soldiers.  In this atrocity, 300,000 people were brutally killed in a heinous display of the evil some humans are capable of.

I have visited the Nanjing Massacre Memorial in China, several times in the past 10 years, where I have paid my respects.  I felt and understood the magnitude of the tragedy which occurred 82 years ago.  I prayed that the victims of the genocide are at peace. We pay homage to the victims and express solidarity with the survivors and their descendants.

As a City Councillor, I placed a Motion at Toronto City Council in 2016 for the recognition of the Nanjing Massacre. Today, I join with the Canadian Chinese community in remembering the victims of this atrocity.

As we reflect on what transpired in Nanjing, it is our duty to prevent such crimes from being committed in the future.  It is through our collective remembrance that steps can be taken to make sure that no society ever sees such unspeakable acts again.

This is a day we solemnly acknowledge as we work toward a better future for all mankind.

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