“原子爆弾死没者を心から追悼するとともに、その惨禍を語り継ぎ、広く内外へ伝え、歴史に学んで、核兵器のない平和な世界を築くことを誓います。”国立広島原爆死没者追悼平和祈念館 2002年8月、オープン。

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2016.12.28
The special exhibition "Memoirs of the Atomic Bombing: The Earliest Accounts of the Hiroshima A-bomb Part 2"
Photo(left): Genbaku taiken-ki (Memoirs of the Atomic Bombing)
 the Peace Association of Hiroshima, 1950
Photo(right):Manuscripts of personal accounts of the atomic bombing
that Hiroshima City solicited from the general public
Collection of Hiroshima Municipal Archives

Photo(below):Looking toward the hypocenter from Hondori, August 7, 1945.
Photo by KISHIDA Mitsugi  Provided by KISHIDA Teppei
Period
January 1 (Sun.) ~ December 29 (Fri.), 2017

Place
Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims B1F

Exhibit content
In 1950, five years after the bombing, Hiroshima City invited its residents to send stories of their A-bomb experience in order to share them with others and thereby help create a peaceful, nuke-free world. A total of 165 stories were collected.
 
Of those, 18 stories were chosen to be compiled into a publication titled “Memoirs of the Atomic Bombing,” copies of which were supposed to be distributed all over the country and the world in order to convey the horrors of atomic bombings.
 
However, due to various reasons such as the intensifying Cold War with the outbreak of the Korean War, a Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6 that year was cancelled at the last minute by order of the GHQ (General Headquarters of the Allied Powers), which had occupied Japan.
 
Under such circumstances, a total of 1,500 copies of “Memoirs of the Atomic Bombing”  were not distributed, and had remained in a warehouse for a long time since then.
 
These memoirs were all written within the five years after the bombing by survivors who still had fresh memories of the event.
 
Through the records of A-bomb survivors, you will be better able to recognize the horrors of war and atomic bombings and the hope for lasting peace.

17 memoirs
20 related materials
A program on the three-screen theater
(3 memoirs, about 20 minutes)

We lend out Japanese-language DVDs of the film(English subtitles).
 If you would like to use this service, please contact us by e-mail: info@hiro-tsuitokinenkan.go.jp

We will introduce three of the memoirs on display.
SHIPO Hideo English(PDF 138KB)
MAEDA Masahiro English(PDF 103KB)
KITAYAMA Futaba English(PDF 151KB)

 
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