Hiroshima

NAU hosted a Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor last night who gave a speech about how things were in August 1945 when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Munakata Sensei was probably around 70 years old and spoke through an interpreter. He still lives in Hiroshima. When the bomb was dropped, he was only one and a half miles from ground zero but was protected from the flash by the shadow of a hill he was behind. His brother was not so lucky and came home wearing only his shoes and having his blast-facing side of his body melted off. His brother and mother died a short time later. All the windows in their house were broken and many of the city’s doctors perished in the blast.

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