Mass graves of the massacre victims uncovered
Map of NanJing and locations of massacres
Over 300,000 Chinese were murdered by the Japs in NanJing -- by counting the number of people murdered in large scale massacres and individual killings.
Approximately 20,000 cases occured within the city during the first month of the occupation...The total number of civilians and prisoners of war murdered in Nanking during the six weeks was over 200,000. ... These figures do not take into account those persons whose bodies were destroyed by burning or by throwing into the Yangtze River or otherwise disposed by Japanese.
The 200,000 number was mostly based on the records of several humanitarian and charity organizations who buried the remaining bodies a week to four months after the massacres began. The summary of the records is shown in the table below, which demonstrated that six charity groups buried total of 195,240 bodies from 1937.12--1938.10. Detailed bury records are available.
From the verdict, the 200,000 number did not include victims whose bodies
were disposed by Japanese (as common in the early stages of the massacre)
or by individuals Chinese other than the charities groups, nor did it include
those who were massacred after the first six weeks. Therefore, the 200,000
number is the most conservative number. Adding the people murdered in smaller
scale killings and whose bodies had been buried by other people, over 300,000
Chinese were massacred in Nanjing.