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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Succeed to history

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.

A-bomb legacy successor

Keiko Aoki

Keiko Aokiさん
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Pass down a story

20233.13up

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

A-bomb survivor

Keiko Ogura

Keiko Oguraさん
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Pass down a story

20177.27up

I have been grateful to those foreign students from the bottom of my heart. They always helped and supported us. We were comforted and encouraged by them.

A-bomb survivor

Meiko Kurihara

Meiko Kuriharaさん
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Pass down a story - Succeed to history

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a story
[Vol.14]Michiko Yamaoka

Michiko Yamaokaさん
20186.25up

I believe successors have to convey the facts objectively and unemotionally to the next generation.

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a story
[Vol.13]Yukimi Dohi

Yukimi Dohiさん
20186.7up

I think it is important for us to know and remember what A-bomb survivors experienced, but at the same time, it is important to know that there were a lot of people who couldn’t even talk about their experiences.

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a story
[Vol.12]Hiroko Nishimura

Hiroko Nishimuraさん
20185.19up

I wanted to use my own words to pass down what had happened in Hiroshima at the A-bombing to children who will bear the burden of the future.

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a story
[Vol.11]Iwao Nakanishi

Iwao Nakanishiさん
20177.29up

Thinking about the A-bombing is thinking about humans.

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a story
[Vol.10]Syouso Kawamoto

Syouso Kawamotoさん
20177.28up

There were about 2,000 children who didn’t survive, even though they weren’t exposed to the A-bombing. I decided to be a storyteller to let people know what real war was like for them.

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a story
[Vol.9]Meiko Kurihara

Meiko Kuriharaさん
20177.27up

I have been grateful to those foreign students from the bottom of my heart. They always helped and supported us. We were comforted and encouraged by them.

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a story
[Vol.11]Mrs.S

Mrs.Sさん
20177.27up

History goes on, and the past and the present are never separated. We need to realize it and pass what happened down to the next generation.

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a story
[Vol.10]Sachiko Nishioka

Sachiko Nishiokaさん
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.

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[Vol.9]“Kanabun,” pen name

“Kanabun,” pen nameさん
20177.21up

Don’t quit learning about war, please, though you feel scared.
Please tell people around you about war that occurred in the past.

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a story
[Vol.8]Chika Fujisawa

Chika Fujisawaさん
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.

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a story
[Vol.7]Kouichi Ishiwata

Kouichi Ishiwataさん
20167.15up

You should act and see by yourself. I think, “Action changes the future.”

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[Vol.6]Reibun Kayo

Reibun Kayoさん
20167.12up

I am doing my activity as a prayer for the repose of the souls of the deceased in the A-bombing.