Date of Letter:1993-02-11
Address of Author:Linfen City, Shanxi Province
Date of Event:1937-05-27
Location of Event:Linfen City, Shanxi Province
Name of Author:Zhang Fushan
Name(s) of victim(s):Six family members of Zhang Fushan
Type of atrocity:Murders (MU)
Other Details:In the morning of May 27, 1937, the Japanese army surrounded our village. My father was shot on his way to escape, my grandmother and mother were stabbed to death, two sisters and a brother split in half. Now I claim compensation from Japan. The letter is stamped by village committee for proof.
Demand for the Japanese Government to Pay Compensation for My LossesI am Zhang Fushan, male, 66 years old. I live in Dongkongguo Village, Dongzhang Town, Linfeng City, Shanxi Province.On May 27, 1937, the sun was barely up when the Japanese Army suddenly surrounded our village. Villagers ran for their lives one after another. My parents and grandma took me, my 7-year old brother, and two sisters aged 9 and 4 to leave. Soon after we exited the gate, we were discovered by the Japanese soldiers who opened fire on the spot. My father was hit at the waist. Then soldiers approached and fire another shot, killing my father instantly. They then stabbed my grandma and mother with bayonets. Worse, the Japanese soldiers cut my two sisters and brother into halves! Altogether, they killed 6 members of my family and destroyed my home. I was left to live a lonely life in bitterness. For this reason, I demand the Government of Japan to pay compensation for my losses.
The above is a true and factual statement made by Zhang Fushan.
Dongkongguo Village Committee, Dongzhang Town, Linfeng City, Shanxi Province