INTERVIEWS WITH HIROSHIMA MEMORY KEEPERS INTERVIEWS WITH HIROSHIMA MEMORY KEEPERS

What are Hiroshima memory keepers feeling now,
and trying to pass on?
Records of interviews with An A-bomb survivors,
A-bomb Legacy Successor, and peace volunteers.

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Pass down a story

20177.29up

Thinking about the A-bombing is thinking about humans.

A-bomb survivor

Iwao Nakanishi

Iwao Nakanishiさん
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Succeed to history

20167.16up

I haven’t experienced war, so I can talk about the atomic bombing with the same viewpoint as young people, which I think is significant.

A-bomb Legacy Successor trainee

Chika Fujisawa

Chika Fujisawaさん
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Succeed to history

20177.22up

I’ll convey survivors’ A-bomb experiences not in their copied words but in my own words by understanding their spirits, so that my words will stay in the minds of the next generation.

A-bomb Legacy Successor Training Program trainee

Sachiko Nishioka

Sachiko Nishiokaさん
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Pass down a story - Succeed to history

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[Vol.19]Keiko Ogura

Keiko Oguraさん
20233.13up

Starting to give my A-bomb testimony, I learned that there are hibakusha all over the world.

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[Vol.18]Keiko Aoki

Keiko Aokiさん
20231.18up

We have to relay their thoughts. We must not forget. We must pass their experiences down to the next generation. That is what I feel strongly.

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[Vol.18]Keiko Nakagawa

Keiko Nakagawaさん
20228.22up

When my mother said to me,“Keiko-chan, death isn’t terrible. It isn’t frightening,” I thought, “Oh, that airplane is going to drop a bomb. And then, I’ll die.” Looking back now, it is amazing that a nine-year-old girl prepared for her death, then.

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[Vol.17]Yoko Wada

Yoko Wadaさん
20214.30up

Now, many people are giving their A-bomb testimonies. I think that we, who were third-graders at the time of the A-bombing, might be the last generation who can talk about what we witnessed.

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[Vol.17]Haruki Yamaguchi

Haruki Yamaguchiさん
20213.22up

We put much emphasis on asking the participants questions and having a dialogue, rather than conveying information to them one-sidedly.

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[Vol.16]Nurhaizal Azam

Nurhaizal Azamさん
20212.5up

It is important to know the fact that two Malayans were killed by the A-bomb in Hiroshima.

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[Vol.16]Miwako Kanbe

Miwako Kanbeさん
20197.18up

When I help a pregnant mother deliver a baby on August 6, I say to her, “If you don’t mind, would you offer a silent prayer with me?”

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[Vol.15]Lee Jongkeun

Lee Jongkeunさん
20197.16up

Treat others, yourself and things with love and care. If you are considerate, you’ll have no discrimination in your mind. Friends on your side are your treasures.

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[Vol.15]Emi Imada

Emi Imadaさん
20196.15up

I would like the children I am teaching to be people who can give other people an opportunity to get involved in peace activities.

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[Vol.14]Mitsuo Kodama

Mitsuo Kodamaさん
20196.4up

I have determined to keep on speaking out to the whole world, for the rest of my life, about how horrible radiation is.

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[Vol.13]Masayo Mori

Masayo Moriさん
20187.25up

You should always be aware of social problems as they affect you, then listen to the survivors' stories. Don’t be indifferent to politics, peace or poverty. This is necessary in order to have a dialogue.

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[Vol.12]Hisako Kimura

Hisako Kimuraさん
20187.16up

Listen sincerely to survivors and think about what you can do for yourself.
To think about your future is the duty of young people living in the victim country of the atomic bombs.