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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 Part 2"


Leaflet (PDF/300KB)
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.
  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.
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Period: January 1 (Sun.) ~ December 29 (Fri.), 2017
Place: Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims B1F
Admission: free
Contact: Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims
From overseas, Tel: 81-82-543-6271, Fax: 81-82-543-6273
Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation
1-2 Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima 730-0811 JAPAN/TEL (082)241-5246 FAX (082)542-7941/ inquiry
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