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“My Hiroshima Legacy” Lecture

September 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

My Hiroshima Legacy: An Atomic Bomb Story of My Mother and Aunt by Michiko Yamaoka, Atomic bomb Legacy Successor, Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum

“Why do you go to the hospital so often?” I asked this question to my mother when I was in the 6th grade. “Because I am an atomic bomb survivor and a victim of radiation sickness caused by the bomb.” It was the first time I heard about the atomic bomb from my mother who suffered a series of ill-defined diseases and had been constantly in and out of the hospital. She and her sister were bombed on August 6th, 1945. Her sister was a middle school student at the time when the bomb was dropped, and she was less than a mile from the hypocenter helping demolition of the buildings. My mother, who was not externally injured, searched for her sister in the city of Hiroshima after the bomb. It took her two days to finally find her sister. She was severely wounded, and her face was swollen from burns. Her sister passed away two days after she was brought home. My mother frequently said, “Thousands died in my sight and Hiroshima looked like a hell…”

Join Ms. Yamaoka as she shows the harsh reality of what happened in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 and the aftermath of the bombing. By sharing the memoirs and experiences of atomic bomb survivors, she hopes to prevent that kind of suffering from happening to anyone again. She believes that we will never be able to achieve a truly peaceful world unless we overcome hatred.

12-12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019

North Multi-Purpose Room, Alumni Memorial Union, University of Findlay

Free of charge – Public Welcome!

Questions? Please contact Hiro Kawamura at 419-434-4619 or


September 4, 2019
12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
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