The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Parent Doc. No. 1895 - Analysis of Documentary Evidence
Date 13 June 1946
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 3
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from June 1946
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
INTERNATIONAL PROSECUTION SECTION Doc. No. 1895 Date 13 June 46 ANALYSIS OF DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE DESCRIPTION OF ATTACHED DOCUMENT Title and Nature: Summary report on origins of plague in northern CHE KIANG in 1940, signed by W.W. YUNG, Director, Dept of Epidemic Prevention, National Health Administration of China. Date: 16 Apr 46Original (x)Copy ( )Language: Eng. Has it been translated?Yes ( ) No (x) Has it been photostated? Yes ( ) No (x) LOCATION OF ORIGINAL (also WITNESS if applicable) Document Division SOURCE OF ORIGINAL: Dr. Robert Pollitzer of Nat. Health Administration at NANKING PERSONS IMPLICATED: CRIMES TO WHICH [ILLEGIBLE] APPLICABLE: Germicidal warfare in China. Violation of Rules of Land Warfare as exemplified by NAGUE and GENEVA Conventions. SUMMARY OF RELEVANT POINTS (with page references): Summary reveals that bubonic plague epidemics broke out in several towns previously entirely free from such infection, soon after Japanese planes had visited these places and had scattered considerable quantities of wheat and rice grains over the areas. Towns affected were NINGPO and CHUHSIEN. Japanese planes dropped yellowish granules over KINUWA and while no plague developed, tests of granules revealed findings characteristic of plague bacillus. Statement made in presence of Dr. Pollitzer. Analyst: [signed] 2d Lt. BlumhagenDoc. No.