John Rabe- Forgotten Hero

History of Sorts


Initially I was reluctant to call this blog Forgotten hero for the fact that this man was an active member of the Nazi party and was a follower of Hitler. However having looked at the lives he saved at risk of his own life there is no other way but to call this man a Hero. Also he became a member of the NSDAP when he was living outside of Germany and he would not have been exposed to the day to day crimes committed by the Nazi regime.


John Heinrich Detlev Rabe  was a German businessman and Nazi Party member who is best known for his efforts to stop the atrocities of the Japanese army during the Nanking (Nanjing) Occupation and his work to protect and help the Chinese civilians during the event. The Nanking Safety Zone, which he helped to establish, sheltered approximately 200,000 Chinese people from…

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