One atomic bomb reduced Hiroshima City to rubble in an instant, killing and injuring many people. With no medication or food and crowds of people fleeing, aid stations to save the victims were set up in the burnt ruins of buildings and facilities in the area. The victims went to these places seeking medical treatment or food.
Memoirs that describe situations about these buildings and facilities are mainly introduced in the exhibition in 2009.
11 related materials (original)
A program on the three screen theater (3 memoirs, about 13 minutes)
From the memoir (extract)
"The next thing I realized I had arrived at some kind of military facility with a number of large warehouses lined up. There was a desk and chair outside the entrance as a reception desk and an army soldier was sitting there. I was told to write my name and address in pencil on the notepad there. "
written by Oonishi Hiroshi
"The top part of the city hall was burned but the basement had survived the fires, and more and more people who came to the city hall escaped to the basement. When we got to the final staircase going down to the basement, the woman who brought me there told me to sit there. She said that if my mother managed to escape she would probably come here too, so she would take a look for here around the basement. She then left me sitting on the stairs."
written by Matsui Mitsue