[It was] converted from a rather large soy sauce workshop, surrounded by high rammed earth wall. All the attending military doctors had pseudonyms, and they were strictly regulated and were not allowed to communicate with the outsiders. The name of the unit was “Tōgō Unit.” One by one, the experimental subjects were imprisoned in a sturdy iron lattice and inoculated with various pathogenic bacteria to observe changes in their condition. They used prisoners on Harbin’s death row for these experiments. It was said that it was for national defense purposes, but the experiments were performed with appalling brutality and the dead were burned in high-voltage electric furnaces, leaving no trace.
Guide: Ishi Shiro: