Remembering Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Remembering Hiroshima And Nagasaki
In the days leading up to the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there are many retrospectives and never-reported accounts worth reading, including an extraordinary account told by The New Yorker’s John Hersey.

. On Thursday, Japan held its annual ceremony marking the anniversary with dignitaries and leaders in attendance and renewed calls for an elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide.

The Vanishing Mementos
The Wall Street Journal reports on the disappearance of a watch that marked the moment the bombs were dropped from a United Nations display.

The Unknown Pilots
Ellen Bradbury, whose father worked on the Manhattan Project, and New York Times writer Susan Blakeslee tell the story of the days and weeks that led up to the mission that dropped the bomb on the Japanese town of Nagasaki, the lesser-known of the two bombing raids.

Why Hiroshima?
National Public Radio explores the story of the decision that resulted in the selection of Hiroshima as the target for the first atomic bomb.

Passing On The Legacy From One Generation To The Next
In a similar manner as survivors of the Holocaust pass along their experiences to younger generation with a pledge to “never forget,” survivors of the atomic bombs work to ensure that today’s youth will carry their voices forward.

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