29 Monument in Memory of Dr. Marcel Junod
September 8, 1979
Established by :
The Construction Committee of a Monument to Dr. Junod
Dr. Marcel Junod (1904-1961)
When he came to Japan on August 9, 1945, Dr. Junod's initial purpose as
chief representative to Japan of the International Red Cross Committee was
to study the movements of the prisoners of the Allied Forces.
However, when he saw the damage the atomic bombing had done, he immediately
asked the General Headquarters of the Allied Forces for assistance. After
the war ended and the requested medical supplies arrived, he entered Hiroshima
on September 8, and began treating survivors while carrying out studies
of the damage.
The monument was built to honor the achievements of Dr. Junod, who engaged
in survivor relief efforts from a humanitarian standpoint. The inscription
engraved on the back of the monument, "Innumerable cries are asking for
your help," is a quotation from one of Junod's writings.