July 18, 2024



I witnessed unimaginable horrors in Japan’s WW2 human experiment unit… I had to speak out for the sake of my children

Daily Mail News UK


PUBLISHED: 04:06 EDT, 23 June 2024 | UPDATED: 05:01 EDT, 23 June 2024

Sworn to secrecy by the Japanese Imperial Army, Hideo Shimizu carried the horrors he saw at the notorious Unit 731 facility with him for more than 70 years.

The 93-year-old was just 14 when he was drafted as a cadet to the city of Harbin, in what was then Japanese-occupied Manchuria, during World War II.

There, he was groomed to take part in some of history’s worst atrocities – human experiments carried out on prisoners of war including pregnant women and small children.

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