Pacific Atrocities Education was formed in the Bay Area by millennial Chinese Americans who were inspired by their grandparents' stories of World War 2. Although more than 26 million have been lost in the Pacific Asia theater of World War 2, it is often forgotten by the mainstream media. Our organization exists to tell the forgotten tales of WW2.
Pacific Atrocities Education is focused on researching and educating the public on wartime atrocities in Pacific Asia region during WW2 to keep the memories alive in an ever-changing world.
Mission and Background
Pacific Atrocities Education is a growing non-profit based out of San Francisco, focused on bringing awareness to wartime atrocities in the Pacific Asia region, such as comfort women, Bataan Death March, Unit 731, Nanking Massacre, and many more to help survivors find closure and reconciliation for their painful memories as well as increasing dialogue about complex contemporary issues surrounding human rights worldwide.
The goal of our organization is to bring awareness to atrocities committed in the Pacific Asia region during World War 2 through public history. As an organization, we believe that it is essential for our next generations to learn from this part of our shared world history. That is why we are on a mission to bring our publications to the public. We had been on a mission to make a difference using publications online and offline as well as conducting research related to the Pacific Asia War.
Why it is important to examine the atrocities in the modern world?
In 1943, President Franklin Roosevelt issued an order for media to not report on the Japanese atrocities in fear of causing public hysteria. This cause a lot of sufferings during the Pacific Asia War to not be reported. This is why we exist to shed lights on the events during this time period.