Setsuko Thurlow

Setsuko Thurlow Gives Final Remarks at Ban Treaty Adoption

CLICK ON SPEAKER ICON TO TURN ON AUDIO Hibakusha Stories team member Setsuko Thurlow was given the honor of giving the final remarks upon the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by the negotiations president Elayne Whyte Gómez. Transcript: Delegates, NGO colleagues, dear friends, I never thought I would see [...]

The Moment When the UN Voted To Ban The Bomb

Heidi Hunter writes: The moment in history when the UN voted to Ban the Bomb! July 7th! 2017. Tears!!! All in favor of treaty except 1 and 1 abstention. From Robert Croonquist: "Just now the United Nations adopted a treaty for the prohibition of nuclear weapons leading to their total [...]

Setsuko Thurlow Speaks At the UN

Setsuko Thurlow, survivor of nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, speaks at the Nuclear Ban Treaty Negotiations, United Nations in New York on 28th of March, 2017. Says Setsuko: "Madame President and delegates, I am honored to be given this opportunity as a survivor from Hiroshima to speak of this historic occasion. Already 72 years [...]

2017-05-29T08:46:53+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Setsuko Thurlow, United Nations|

Setsuko Thurlow “I Want the World to Wake Up”

Hiroshima Survivor Criticizes Obama for Pushing New Nuclear Weapons AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González. JUAN GONZÁLEZ: We continue our conversation with Hiroshima survivor Setsuko Thurlow. She was 13 years old when U.S. warplanes dropped the first atomic bomb on the city [...]

2017-05-23T11:50:30+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Setsuko Thurlow|

Setsuko Thurlow: Obama on Nukes, All Talk No Action

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ARTICLE by Setsuko Thurlow As a 13-year-old schoolgirl, I witnessed my hometown flattened by a hurricane-like blast, burned in 7,000-degree Fahrenheit heat and contaminated by the radiation of one atomic bomb. Miraculously, I was rescued from the rubble of a building, a little more than a mile from ground zero. [...]

2016-11-22T18:53:05+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Obama, Setsuko Thurlow|

Setsuko Thurlow Voted “2015 Arms Control Person of the Year”

Setsuko Thurlow and the Hibakusha of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Voted the "2015 Arms Control Person of the Year" Setsuko Thurlow and the Hibakusha of Hiroshima and Nagasaki received the highest number of votes in an online poll to determine the 2015 Arms Control Person of the Year. Setsuko Thurlow and the Hibakusha of Hiroshima [...]

2016-11-22T17:28:09+00:00 January 7th, 2016|Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Setsuko Thurlow|

Setsuko Thurlow Receives Distinguished Peace Leadership Award

Compelled by her memories of nuclear destruction, Setsuko Thurlow has become an international advocate for nuclear disarmament. She will be recognized and honored by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation at their 32nd annual Evening For Peace on October 25th at the Four Seasons Biltmore. Thurlow took time to grant Casa Magazine an interview via [...]

2016-11-17T18:37:47+00:00 October 16th, 2015|Setsuko Thurlow|

70 Years After Hiroshima, It’s Time to Confront the Past

As the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki approaches, several people have been asking me to share my thoughts about those days in 1945, when our world changed forever. The first thing that comes to mind is an image of my four-year-old nephew Eiji — transformed into a charred, blackened and swollen child who [...]

2016-11-16T21:59:07+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Setsuko Thurlow|

Atomic Bomb Survivors Talk to Students at UNIS

High school students at the UN International School at Waterside Plaza welcomed two World War II survivors from Japan to their class on Monday to hear their experiences from the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The program was brought to the school by the organization Hibakusha Stories, which is a UN-affiliated NGO and [...]

2016-11-16T21:18:59+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Setsuko Thurlow, Yasuaki Yamashita|

Setsuko Thurlow Address to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference

Ms. Setsuko Thurlow Nuclear Non-Proliferation Review Conference NGO Presentation to the Delegates United Nations, New York —1 May 2015Madame President, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and GentlemanOn the cenotaph in the Peace Park in Hiroshima is an inscription that reads, "Rest in peace, the error will not be repeated." Instead of pointing an accusing finger at the [...]

2016-11-16T21:03:46+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Setsuko Thurlow|