According to Modern Express, American pawn shop owner Ivan Kail, who last year donated a photo album of suspected Japanese massacres during World War II to China for free, has posted an electronic archive of World War II photo albums on his personal website. The full version has been updated. On the 17th, as well as a longer article, an English article of over 5,000 words, “Through the Storm”, records my travels over the past year.
China Youth Daily reported that a year earlier, Kyle donated his World War II photo album to the Chinese Consulate General for free.chicagoThe news from the Consulate General has attracted wide attention. The Chinese Consulate General in Chicago said in its thank you letter to Kyle that history is a mirror of today’s society. Kyle’s donation will inspire the world to pursue peace with a compassionate heart, and the Consulate will continue to promote cultural ties between the people of China and the United States. And friendship.
According to reports, on November 18 this year, Kylelittle red bookOn the account, it was announced that “a collection of World War II photographs will be released on a personal website.” He said, “After a year, I decided the time had come. I felt that everyone on the planet should see these photos. I was really shocked when I saw these photos. They are not only breathtaking in history. Are.” And there is also a very important lesson in the historical evils of the past.”
It is understood that the social accounts are currently operated by Kyle himself. Since he does not understand Chinese, he can only communicate with Chinese netizens through a translator. When they first started using Chinese social media, all of their copywriting was in English. Now he posts in Chinese almost every time. “It’s really encouraging to get reactions from Chinese people online.”
In the article “Through the Storm”, Kyle mentioned that when he was hospitalized last year, many Chinese journalists and netizens contacted him every day to confirm whether he was okay. This helped him almost as much as medicine.
At the end of the article, Kyle quoted a sentence from the Consul General’s thank you letter last year—”History is a mirror of today’s society, and your donation will inspire the world to maintain peace with a compassionate heart.” Kyle wrote that whenever he felt sad, he would read this letter to remind him of the storm he had gone through. “But if I could do it all over again, I would still make the same choice.”
What makes Kyle happy is that he sees so many young people being impacted. “I showed the world what happened in World War II, and a lot of 18, 19, 20-year-old kids came into my store, and I think it meant a lot to them.”