Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Welcome to Hell or Otherwise Known as Unit 731

UNIT 731
Japanese Experimentation Camp (1937-1945)

The Unit 731 functioned as an experimental labour for military medical research during the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War 2 in Manchuria, China. The aim was to research the perfect biological weapon with the capibility to kill thousands of people.

The head of Unit 731 was Shiro Ishii (Lieutenant-General), other members: Lieutenant Colonel Ryoichi Naito, Dr. Masaji Kitano, Yoshio Shinozuka.

Shiro Ishii

Among the prisoners were women and children. They were used to test the effects of grenades from different positions. Pregnant victims had their babies removed without anesthetics. Smomachs, limbs were removed, and blood loss has been studied. Parts of brain, lungs, liver were cut off.

Prisoners were subjected to other experiments such as:

~~being hung upside down to see how long it would take for them to choke to death.

~~having air injected into their arteries to determine the time until the onset of embolism.

~~having horse urine injected into their kidneys.

~~being deprived of food and water to determine the length of time until death.

~~being placed into high-pressure chambers until death.

~~being exposed to extreme temperatures and developed frostbite to determine how long humans could survive with such an affliction, and to determine the effects of rotting and gangrene on human flesh.

~~having experiments performed upon prisoners to determine the relationship between temperature, burns, and human survival.

~~being placed into centrifuges and spun until dead.

~~having animal blood injected and the effects studied.

~~being exposed to lethal doses of x-ray radiation.

~~having various chemical weapons tested on prisoners inside gas chambers.

~~being injected with sea water to determine if it could be a substitute for saline.


Biological warfare:

Japanese scientists performed tests on prisoners with plague, cholera, smallpox, botulism and other diseases. This research led to the development of the defoliation bacilli bomb and the flea bomb used to spread the bubonic plague. Some of these bombs were designed with ceramic (porcelain) shells, an idea proposed by Ishii in 1938.

These bombs enabled Japanese soldiers to launch biological attacks, infecting agriculture, reservoirs, wells, and other areas with anthrax
, plague-carrier fleas, typhoid, dysentery, cholera, and other deadly pathogens. During biological bomb experiments, scientists dressed in protective suits would examine the dying victims. Infected food supplies and clothing were dropped by airplane into areas of China not occupied by Japanese forces. In addition, poisoned food and candies were given out to unsuspecting victims and children, and the results examined.

Live Burial

The scientists that were involved in these crimes were given amnesty by the USA in exchange for the experimental data.
(Info taken from various sites on the web.)

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