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.
Succeed to history20212.5up
It is important to know the fact that two Malayans were killed by the A-bomb in Hiroshima.
Associate Professor/Hiroshima City University
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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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I have never seen such a red, beautiful, round thing.
a story[Vol.14]Michiko Yamaoka
I believe successors have to convey the facts objectively and unemotionally to the next generation.
a story[Vol.13]Yukimi Dohi
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.
a story[Vol.12]Hiroko Nishimura
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.
a story[Vol.11]Iwao Nakanishi
Thinking about the A-bombing is thinking about humans.
a story[Vol.10]Syouso Kawamoto
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.
a story[Vol.9]Meiko Kurihara
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.
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.
a story[Vol.10]Sachiko Nishioka
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 story[Vol.9]“Kanabun,” pen name
Don’t quit learning about war, please, though you feel scared.
Please tell people around you about war that occurred in the past.
a story[Vol.8]Chika Fujisawa
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 story[Vol.7]Kouichi Ishiwata
You should act and see by yourself. I think, “Action changes the future.”
a story[Vol.6]Reibun Kayo
I am doing my activity as a prayer for the repose of the souls of the deceased in the A-bombing.
"Interviews with HIROSHIMA memory keepers" is a part of project that Hiroshima「」– 3rd Generation Exhibition: Succeeding to History
We have recorded interviews with A-bomb survivors, A-bomb Legacy Successors, and peace volunteers since 2015.
What are Hiroshima memory keepers feeling now, and what are they trying to pass on?
What can we learn from the bombing of Hiroshima? What messages can we convey to the next generation? Please share your ideas.