An interesting insight into how war criminals were treated. It is difficult to find but is very interesting. Easy to spend time looking at the way the buildings have been preserved.
I have seen the film LAST EMPEROR and knew it was filmed on location. It was here that the last Manchu of the Qing Dynasty was held post WWII. He is a very interesting figure due to the tremendous turmoil and changes of status in his life. While I knew much of him, I was surprised to learn how close... More
From 1950, when the Soviet Union returned Japanese prisoners captured in China at the end of the second world war, Fushun housed both them and the famous 'Last Emperor' and his family. The purpose was to re-educate the prisoners so that they understood how wrong they had been, apologized sincerely, and, after release, lived exemplary lives. There are gut-wrenching accounts... More
It takes about 1-1.5 hours to go round this prison which housed war criminals mostly from Japan post world war 2. If you get the chance, then it's worth reading up on the history first. It's also right next door to the present criminal prison in Fushun Costs approx. £5.00 each adult so wont break the bank!
This is not for your typical tourist trip to Fushun. Anyways, the staff is very attentive to sensitivity and will not discuss any bad stories about the site if there are any. If you watched the Last Emperor movie by Bernardo Bertolucci this is the filmed and historical site where the "last emperor" of China was imprisoned. They explain how... More
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