Hiroshima Generations: The memory passed on

Our coverage of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and its aftermath.

With support from the United States-Japan Foundation and the N Square Collaborative.

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Hiroshima survivors want more than a US apology

There’s something else that survivors of the A-bomb want: They want the world to agree to no more Hiroshimas. If the visit by John Kerry — and perhaps a future visit by Barack Obama — can help secure that, that would be more meaningful than a formal apology.

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Respect: A young tour guide, a Hiroshima survivor and a baton passed

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It's 70 years this week since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It killed about 70,000 people instantly. Tens of thousands more died of radiation sickness. We'll be spending some time this week considering how the attack is remembered. Who tells the story of Hiroshima? And who listens?

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The Bomb saved my mom

When the first of the two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, Marco Werman's mother was in a WWII prison camp in Indonesia. And, were it not for the bombs, his mom might not have survived the camp.

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As Hiroshima's survivors age, their need to speak out grows

In the fourth part of a 2005 series on the lingering mental health effects of the atomic bomb, what is the psychological effect of surviving an atomic bomb blast, and the radiation that followed? Researchers say Hiroshima's survivors, often stuck living in the past, are plagued by their "maximum authority" as direct witnesses and struggle with a "lifelong encounter with death."

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Justice

As Hiroshima's survivors age, their need to speak out grows

In the fourth part of a 2005 series on the lingering mental health effects of the atomic bomb, what is the psychological effect of surviving an atomic bomb blast, and the radiation that followed? Researchers say Hiroshima's survivors, often stuck living in the past, are plagued by their "maximum authority" as direct witnesses and struggle with a "lifelong encounter with death."

Conflict

The Bomb saved my mom

When the first of the two atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, Marco Werman's mother was in a WWII prison camp in Indonesia. And, were it not for the bombs, his mom might not have survived the camp.

Conflict

Respect: A young tour guide, a Hiroshima survivor and a baton passed

Updated

It's 70 years this week since the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. It killed about 70,000 people instantly. Tens of thousands more died of radiation sickness. We'll be spending some time this week considering how the attack is remembered. Who tells the story of Hiroshima? And who listens?