Ark Hotel Hiroshima Minami
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... leukemia from radiation of the atomic bomb. In walking distance was the next peace memorial, the A-dome. The ruin is a memorial to all the people who died on this black 6th of August in 1945 because of the atomic bomb. I learned that 70'000 people were instantly dead and another 70'000 suffered fatal injuries from the radiation. I started to feel very sad and had a lump in my thread. Now I was a little bit afraid that our next destination, the Peace ...
... I was amazed to learn how well they remembered that day. I think they were so brave to share their story and show their wounds. I knew that this bomb killed numerous people, but I did not realize how powerful and destructful it really was until I watched the film. I couldn't help but cry and feel terrible. I suddenly became nervous for our trip to The Hiroshima Peace Park the next day. Will people glare at me? Will I ...
... to the images of the impact on the people on the ground – both in the short and the long term.
There was a story told about a young girl who survived the blast when she was 2, but then developed leukaemia 10 years later. She'd heard that if you fold 1000 origami paper cranes the gods listen to your wishes, so she spent her time in hospital doing just that. Unfortunately, she passed away a few months ...
... in the surrounding 3km that remained standing. It has been maintained since, in its distressed state, as a historical reminder to Hiroshima's suffering.
The Peace Memorial Park is set in an area between the banks of the Motoyasu-gawa and Honkawa Rivers, and is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Particularly poignant as you look at the Atomic Bomb Dome, is the view of cherry blossom trees either side of the rivers, the colourful branches ...
... the bombing. Stories of never recovered bodies but only items later found in the rubble. It should not be missed to gain a true understanding of the effects of this atrocity.
The Peace Memorial Hall represents those who died in 1945 from the bomb. It encompasses a circular hall with a backdrop of what the area around the hypocentre looked like just prior to the explosion. While I was there the special exhibit was 5 ...