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Robert Jacquinot de Besange
Deceased Person, Person

Robert de Besange was a French Jesuit who set up a successful model of safety zones that saved over half a million Chinese people during World War II. Jacquinot de Besange's family originates from aristocratic lineages in Lorraine, northeastern...

Nanking Safety Zone

The Nanking Safety Zone was a demilitarized zone for Chinese civilians set up on the eve of the Japanese breakthrough in the Battle of Nanking. Following the example of Jesuit Father Robert Jacquinot de Besange in Shanghai, the foreigners in Nanking...