Japan’s secret Unit 731 – where biological warfare was conceived | RT Documentary

The terrible crimes of Japan’s secret Unit 731 make anyone’s blood run cold.

Thousands of people were used as test subjects for the development of biological weapons.

The subjects were injected with cholera, typhoid, anthrax, bubonic plague, to be later dissected alive.

The unit’s ideologist Shiro Ishii and most of his associates were never punished.

They became practising physicians or scientists.

Watch our film to find out why.

00:00 – Intro

01:46– Japan’s biological warfare project

09:16 – Unit 731: Human experiments lab

13:14 – “I infected people with plague, shigella, etc”

22:03 – Torture of women and children

27:57 – Hiroshima and Nagasaki: atomic bombs

29:10 – The end of Unit 731

32:30 – Did the U.S. become a safe place for war criminals?

34:35 – The start of the Cold War

36:28 – Testing on humans continued

45:21 – Only 12 members of Unit 731 were tried


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