In August 1945 Hiroshima and Nagasaki were attacked using an atomic bomb. Millions of people died from the atomic bombs and the two towns in Japan faced harsh effects from the bombs. However the dropping of the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki have currently become a distant memory to many people. The memory of this tragic event is slowly fading away and the story of the death of millions of people has become like a folk tale. In fact movie makers and popular novelist make stories about this tragedy as if it is a fiction story. However we could only know and understand the effects of the bombs from the Japanese survivors. At that time the survivors were not allowed to express the true outcome of the war. The United States Ibuse avoids directs descriptions of the bombing. Despite the book talking about the bombing of Hiroshima it clearly has measured narratives of the story that was on the ground. Additionally the Japanese literary establishment of the atomic bomb collective testimony also terms these testimonies as too provincial Even if the literature of what happened is ignored the nuclear weapons remain a threat to the globe. Moreover the disappearance of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from our consciousness is regrettable and dangerous to the globe. Like Margret Thatcher said nuclear weapons cannot be uninvited. And since we cannot uninvent these weapons the “No more Hiroshima” outcry should become more relevant to people than just an anti-nuclear outcry. Reference Gerster Robin 2004 Hiroshima No More: Forgetting ‘the Bomb’ War & Society 22:1 59-68 DOI: 10.1179/072924704791202086 [...]
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