Adam Wernick is a freelance writer, playwright and composer. Since 2014, he has written numerous articles for pri.org and theworld.org, with a particular focus on the environment, health and science.
In his parallel career as a composer and writer for theater, Adam has worked with major companies throughout the US, such as The Guthrie Theater, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, Denver Center Theater Company, Classic Stage Company, The Kennedy Center, and others.
After living in Philadelphia for many years, Adam Wernick now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota.
In the third part of a 2005 series on the lingering mental health effects of the atomic bomb, we hear from US-based Hiroshima survivors. Over the years, they have been spurned by the Japanese government, the US government and even the Japanese American establishment. Now in their later years, things are finally improving for some.
During World War Two, Japan imported Koreans to cities like Hiroshima to work, in slave-like conditions, in armaments factories. When the atomic bomb struck, thousands of Koreans were killed or injured. But the Japanese government has been slow to extend survivor benefits to Korean nationals.
In the first of a 2005 series on the lingering mental health effects of the atomic bomb, a survivor who was seven in 1945 has decided to speak publicly about her ordeal.