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Disclosing information about the biological warfare unit 731 poster

VANK created three advertising posters in Korean, English, and Chinese to tell the world of the Japanese Unit 731.

The title of the poster is “Have you heard of the Unit 731, the Asian version of Auschwitz?” and introduces the phrase “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” which is engraved in the Auschwitz concentration camp.

Compared to Auschwitz, a Jewish Nazi camp in Germany is widely known in the Americas and Europe, war crimes by Japan and Unit 731 are not well understood by the international community.

For this reason, the poster introduces the international community of the Unit 731, the Asian version of Auschwitz.

In addition, we compared the picture of Nazi HItler with a picture taken in 2013 of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a plane with 731 on it.

Then we compared the pictures of Auschwitz, and a member of Unit 731, who conducted inhuman biological experiments.

The text on the floor in the poster symbolizes the floor of Auschwitz and Unit 731 describing “the victims were Koreans, Chinese, Mongolians, Russians… students worldwide should be taught the truths of the Unit 731 of Japan!”