May 15, 2018: 94-year-old Nanking Massacre survivor Mr. Chu-Yeh Chang shared his experience with about 150 Ridgewood High School students in Ridgewood, NJ at the “3rd Annual Making A Difference Speaker Series.”

Don Tow, President of NJ-ALPHA, also gave an overview of the various types of massive atrocities committed by the Japanese military in Asia during WWII. Mr. Chang and Don each received over 60 thank you letters from the students.

December 6, 2017: 80th Anniversary Commemoration of the Nanking Massacre: From the Eyes and Words of Eye Witnesses

A public event was held at the Monmouth Country Library Headquarter in Manalapan, NJ which presented the words of American, German, Japanese, and Chinese eyewitnesses describing what they saw and experienced during the Nanking Massacre of 1937-1938.

For the presentation presented that evening, click:

Also shown that evening was the 26.5-minute documentary based on John Magee’s home movie filmed during the Nanking Massacre that was smuggled out of China and widely shown in the U.S. and the world in 1938 (

October 26, 2017: An award-winning documentary by Robin Lung on finding the long-lost winner of the First (1942) Academy Award Best Documentary “KUKAN.”

Hawaii filmmaker Robin Lung investigates the case of Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, a landmark color film that revealed the atrocities of World War II in China. This public event was held at Brookdale Community College with Robin Lung present for the Q&A. Robin was a participant of the 2014 Peace & Reconciliation Asia Study Tour.

October 21, 2017: Readouts by NJ Participants of the 2017 Peace & Reconciliation Asia Study Tour

On the afternoon of Oct. 21, 2017, a public event was held at the YMCA at Berkeley Heights, NJ to hear the reports of the four NJ participants of the 2017 Peace & Reconciliation Asia Study Tour:

  • Sue Elfenbein (Adjudicator, NJ Dept. of Labor): “Nanking Massacre Survivor and Museum”
  • Bill Hegerich (Head, Social Studies Teacher, Ocean County Vocational and Technical School): “Sex Slaves”
  • Felicia Panny (Social Studies Teacher): “Germ Warfare”
  • Lisa Wiater (English Teacher, Ridgewood High School): “Upstanders: John Magee, John Rabe, Minnie Vautrin”