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Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims special exhibition
"Memoirs of the Atomic Bombing: The Earliest Accounts of the Hiroshima A-bomb"
In 1950, five years after the bombing, Hiroshima City invited its residents to send stories of their A-bomb experience in order to share them with others and thereby help create a peaceful, nuke-free world. A total of 165 stories were collected.

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  Of those, 18 stories were chosen to be compiled into a publication titled "Memoirs of the Atomic Bombing," copies of which were supposed to be distributed all over the country and the world in order to convey the horrors of atomic bombings.
  However, due to various reasons such as the intensifying Cold War with the outbreak of the Korean War, a Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6 that year was cancelled at the last minute by order of the GHQ (General Headquarters of the Allied Powers), which had occupied Japan.
  Under such circumstances, a total of 1,500 copies of "Memoirs of the Atomic Bombing" were not distributed, and had remained in a warehouse for a long time since then.
  These memoirs were all written within the five years after the bombing by survivors who still had fresh memories of the event.
  Through the records of A-bomb survivors, you will be better able to recognize the horrors of war and atomic bombings and the hope for lasting peace. Details>>
Come and Listen to a Talk by an A-bomb Legacy Successor
As the A-bomb survivors age, the City of Hiroshima has started a three-year training program for official A-bomb Legacy Successors to ensure that the A-bomb survivors' experiences and desires for peace are faithfully inherited and shared with as many people as possible. A talk by our Successor is now open to the public without charge, in English or Japanese. Details>>
Note: Talks are NOT delivered by A-bomb survivors.
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