How Should We Remember the Invention of the Atomic Bomb?

Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer” reintroduced the bomb to the world, but he didn’t show us what it did to the bombed. Telling that part of the story may be the only thing that can save us from the same cruel fate. Ms. Kyoka Mochida, and her teacher, Ms. Fukumoto, from Motomachi High School in Hiroshima, tell the story of the art project addressing this gap: “Picture of the Atomic Bomb.”

Disarming Hearts and Minds

George E. Griener, Pierre Thompson & Elizabeth Weinberg explore the dual role of hibakusha, with some advocating for the total elimination of nuclear arms, while others dedicated their lives to the much less visible effort of transforming the hearts and minds. Thus, the legacy of the hibakusha can be fully appreciated by examining both manifestations of their leadership in the nuclear age.

Children learn about A-bomb on streetcar

Hiroshima Institute for Peace Education arranged for about 90 people to travel around the city with Park Namju, an 86-year-old atomic bomb survivor, who was on one of two streetcars that survived the blast and are still in service.

Young people finding ways to keep hibakusha memories alive (Japan)

As the only country that has ever suffered nuclear attacks in war, Japan has a responsibility to ensure that memories of what Hiroshima and Nagasaki went through will be passed on to future generations as part of its efforts to promote the movement toward a world without nuclear weapons. The challenge facing Japan is how to accomplish this mission in the face of a growing indifference and a lack of understanding among the public as well as the withering effects of pressure against their efforts.

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