Descendants of World War II heroes in Taiwan to advocate peace

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/08/12
By: Elaine Hou

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Descendants of a German businessman and a U.S. missionary who 201508120039t0001made significant contributions during World War II are in Taiwan to attend events in commemoration of the end of the war and to highlight the importance of peace.

At the invitation of the Republic of China government, Cindy Vautrin, great-grandniece of American missionary Minnie Vautrin; and Thomas Rabe, grandson of German businessman John Rabe, are attending the events to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII.

“From my perspective, I think that it’s important to continue to recognize and to remember what happened and to learn from that,” Vautrin told reporters in Taipei.     [FULL  STORY]

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