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 [...]

2016-11-16T21:18:59-05:00May 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 [...]

2016-11-16T21:03:46-05:00May 1st, 2015|Setsuko Thurlow|

Nuclear Attack Survivors, 70 Years Later

A Race To Keep Stories Alive Seventy years have passed since the United States shocked the world by dropping atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. As nuclear powers gather this week to discuss a landmark disarmament treaty, the now-fragile survivors warn this may be their last chance to use [...]

2016-11-16T19:57:24-05:00April 28th, 2015|Hiroshima, Kathleen Sullivan, Nagasaki, Setsuko Thurlow|

Truman Grandson Calls For A-Bomb Survivors To Be Heard

Clifton Truman Daniel, grandson of former U.S. President Harry Truman who authorized the 1945 atomic bombings of Japan, on Tuesday called for atomic bomb survivors to be heard to understand the threat of nuclear weapons. Speaking to some 200 local high school students in New York, Daniel said that regardless of whether people agree [...]

FIU Scholars Discuss Dropping the Bomb

Often history comes to us as printed words from books with facts like death tolls in numbers where pain and tragedy elicit a moral reaction that seems to lack a personal connection. Yet, when the past interacts personally in a live setting, history can be viewed differently and varying perspectives are gained that might [...]

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