The Japanese Auschwitz: What was happening in the inhuman "Unit 731"
Who was Siro Ishii who used humans as guinea pigs and infected entire cities with deadly viruses?
One of the most common conspiracy theories about his pandemic coronavirus is that it is a creation of laboratories. Even this conspiracy theory, however, avoids (or is used only by extremely extreme voices) to say that this creation was deliberately set free to harm humanity.
Yet. Sometimes reality itself is so horrible that it leaves behind even the most extreme conspiracy theories.
One such case, for example, is that of Siro Isi. The "Japanese Mengele" as history remained. The scientist (although in his own case this word is probably misused) that any sick thought he had applied it experimentally to humans. It is said that more than half a million people testified at his hands.
His "career" began in the Sino-Japanese War to reach him World War II that the victory of the allies prevented his plans which if he fulfilled them would make the two atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki look like… simple bombing.
June 25, 1892 in Shibayama Japanese, Siro Isi is born. The man who would go down in history as the commander of "Unit 731" and would become synonymous with horror and disgust.
Siro Ishii studied medicine and at the same time enlisted in the Japanese army. Issy began his career as a physician in World War I, where he excelled in surgery. He then specialized in microbiology. With the Sino-Japanese War in progress and World War II approaching dangerously, Siro Ishii found suitable ground to get rid of all the beastliness he had.
He succeeded and through third parties obtained the permission of Emperor Hirohito to build a laboratory in which Cyrus with experiments would try to find the most effective weapon. A biochemical weapon.
This "workshop" was set up in the Pingfang area of Harbin city in Manchukuo state. Today it is part of northeastern China, then it was an occupied territory. The official name of "Unit 731" was the Guangdong Army Epidemic Prevention and Water Purification Unit. It would, however, go down in history as the “Japanese Auschwitz».
Ever since the "Unit 731" began the experiments, the few inhabitants of the wider area have seen daily military trucks entering it, loaded with "logs" which were on wicker mattresses, covered with blankets.
The "logs" were people. Usually Chinese (but also Mongols or Koreans) who were arrested for no reason and without explanation. Just to be used as guinea pigs. It is estimated that on a daily basis about 500 Chinese (men, women and children) were arrested, that is, the capacity of "Unit 731".
The main goal of the experiments was to find the ultimate biochemical weapon in order to exterminate entire populations in the form of a virus. And General Siro Ishii did not expect anything in the face of this prospect.
As in these cases the numbers that became known may be far from reality. It is a given, however, that at least 12.000 people were infected with deadly diseases such as plague in order to find the most effective strain of the virus. They underwent organ removal without anesthesia because it would affect the functioning of the body.
They were mutilated to see how the "scientists" react to the body and how much blood it loses. Some were scratched alive while others were left naked in the absolute cold (with temperatures reaching even -40 degrees Celsius) to determine the limits of the human body. They deliberately inflicted various infections on their wounds to study its symptoms gangrene.
The "scientists" tied their victims to stakes and placed bombs nearby. After the explosions, they examined those who had survived to see what would be the most effective treatment for such injuries. Flames were tested on living people.
Epidemics were caused in China used as carriers of disease (plague, smallpox, cholera and others) infected fleas that invaded cities and swept them. It is estimated that more than half a million people died in such experiments.
They made bacterial bombs which they dropped from bombers on cities and villages. They polluted the water of neighboring areas and gave sweets with charcoal to unsuspecting and hungry children.
After cutting off the hands or feet of their victims, they then "stuck" them in the opposite place (putting their feet in the position of the hands and vice versa) to see the reaction of the body.
They made prisoners rape women to get them pregnant so that they could take their embryos and do experiments. Other detainees were forced to do so sex with women they had infected with syphilis!
Kidneys, parts of the lungs, intestines were removed, just to see how long one can live without them. Some people removed their stomachs so that the esophagus could be connected to the intestines and "scientists" could see if they could work that way.
The only prisoners who escaped alive from "Unit 731" were those who had contracted diseases and would die a few days later, having first caught other people…
The same, more or less, experiments The "Angel of Death", the Nazi Joseph Mengele, did the same, only Isi started it first and the Japanese wanted to go one step further.
The Japanese had devised a plan to dump biological weapons in California in September 1945, the so-called "Blooming Cherries" operation, which if it had finally succeeded today we would be talking about millions of human lives lost. The Americans, however, managed to commit their own atomic war crime with the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and so World War II ended with the surrender of Japan on September 2, 1945.
Emperor Hirohito ordered the destruction of any elements that could be used against the country in connection with "Unit 731". Among these figures are 400 Chinese prisoners, who were executed without a second thought.
At the end of the war, Issy surrendered to the Americans, avoiding capture by the Soviets. The Americans, who already knew who they had in their hands, gave him his freedom in exchange for working with them. In 1947 General MacArthur, considered one of the most important generals of USA in the 20th century stated: "Additional data, perhaps some information from Ishii, could probably be obtained by informing the Japanese involved that the data would be kept secret by the intelligence service and not used as evidence of war crimes."
The Americans, threatened by the Soviets, wanted to develop their own biochemical weapons, and the Japanese research was considered invaluable information.
The same fate befell other scientists of Unit 731, such as Deputy Chief Masaji Kitano. Thus none of the scientists who killed thousands of innocents were punished. Siro Ishii died on October 9, 1959 in Tokio, at the age of 67, without spending a single day in prison…