Ginling Women’s College professor and HKHTC Director Discussed Minnie Vautrin’s Work on the Historic Campus
On July 17, HKHTC Director of Education Simon Li discussed about Minnie Vautrin and Ginling Women’s College (金陵女子大學) at the actual campus site with the college’s Nanjing Massacre expert researcher Prof Qi Chunfeng (齊春風教授).
During WWII, this women’s college harboured more than 10,000 women in buildings designed to accommodate between 200 and 300 people. Since they sheltered a majority of women, Japanese troops frequently haunted the college and attempted to rape the women inside. The college’s acting principal Minnie Vautrin guarded the college with the motto: “Whoever wants to go through this gate will have to do so over my dead body.”