On the 5th of August, just after the exact anniversary of the nuclear
bombing of Hiroshima, two Hibakusha, or survivors of this atomic bomb
spoke at the annual DC vigil on this anniversary.
This year, the vigil was held near the Martin Luther King Jr memorial instead of the Lincoln Memorial.
Both of the Hibakusha recounted their experience as children or
teenagers at the time of the bombing. They spoke of the the incredible
amount of damage and suffering caused by this single bomb, a "small"
nuke by later standards. It must be remembered that in no way were those
who were children at the time of the bombings in any way responsible
for the war.
During the introductions, there was mention of nuclear reactors and the
mess they made at Fukashima after the tsunami. I was later told that
some of the the Hibakusha had warned Japanese politicians and industry
not to invite anything nuclear back to Japan but were ignored.
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Tags: Hiroshima, Hibakasha
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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