That must have been horrifying. I had an over-sized book re the Rape of nanking telling the story and filled with photos, also seen at least one documentary about it. Chilling, to say the least. And weird to think one of the heroes who tried to save people was the Nazi representative in the city.
I remember reading about a decade ago that Japan was just beginning to teach the history of WWII in schools--up until then you had to go to graduate schools before you started finding anything other than the Japanese as the oppressed heroes of WWII in school
US Atomic bombing on Marshall Islands.