Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum Outline

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Hiroshima in Ruins

Protest Telegrams

Please read the protest telegrams on the walls around you. These are the letters Hiroshima mayors have sent since 1968 to the leaders of countries that conducted nuclear tests. Reduced to ruins by the atomic bombing, Hiroshima has resolved to eradicate nuclear weapons and seeks to communicate its resolve to other countries. As part of the effort to rid the Earth of nuclear weapons, the mayor of Hiroshima sends a telegram to protest every nuclear test. Each time a protest letter is sent, the mayor hopes it will be the last.

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