|Did the memories in the materials and the feelings of the donors touch your heart?
In recent years, flashbacks and PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) have become familiar terms associated with persons who survive acts of terror or major accidents or disasters. The A-bomb survivors have long suffered both physical and psychological aftereffects. This may be one reason many have avoided calling up memories of "that day" for 60 years.
Survivors and their families responding to this call parted from their precious keepsakes and decided to reveal their painful, sad secrets to prevent a repetition of "that day." Their donations express their intense plea that nuclear weapons never be used again in Hiroshima or anywhere in the world, their hope that people will never forget the terror of atomic bombing, and their grief for the victims.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum understands the importance of what they have entrusted to us and will continue to convey the reality of the atomic bombing.
In closing, we thank from the bottom of our hearts the hibakusha, their families, and all involved with the donated items. Please continue to support our effort to convey the A-bomb experience.
|The Entrusted Past and Future
New Materials Donated for the 60th Anniversary of the Atomic Bombings