Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Outline



War, the A-bomb and the People of Hiroshima

War, the A-bomb and the People of Hiroshima

This exhibit presents Hiroshima's post-war recovery and the continuing effects of A-bomb damage.

Those who managed to survive the atomic bombing lost their workplaces and homes. People returned to Hiroshima after the war to find that the very foundations of their lives had vanished. Yet, despite the turmoil caused by the bombing, drastic social change engendered by the surrender and occupation, and severe shortages of food, money, and materials, people began rebuilding their lives. Support from around Japan and the world, and especially the enactment of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial CityReconstruction Law in 1949, enabled recovery to proceed at a rapid pace.