Hiroshima And The Atomic Bomb

825 Words Aug 11th, 2014 4 Pages
On August 6th, 1945, the United States of America dropped the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan. This bomb decimated over two hundred thousand Japanese citizens, and caused the Empire of Japan to surrender ending World War II. In his book Hiroshima, John Heresy reveals the stories of six survivors, and how their lives were changed following the bombing. As you might expect, the time succeeding the attack was rather hectic. Even more so for physicians and nurses, as thousands of people were rushing towards them for medical assistance. Two physicians, Dr. Masakazu Fujii, and Dr. Terufumi Sasaki, have survived to tell their stories. Dr. Fujii ran a hospital that overlooked a river. When the bomb exploded, Dr. Fujii was blown off his feet and landed in the water along with the remnants of his hospital. Dr. Sasaki was much luckier than Dr. Fujii, because he remained uninjured and immediately started caring for those close to him. At the time the bomb exploded, Reverend Mr. Kiyoshi Tanimoto is helping a friend move his daughter’s belongings and Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge, who was recently suffering from a stomach illness, was resting on his porch.
Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura had three children, and when the bomb exploded, she was looking out the window. She gathers her children from the wreckage, and takes them to Asano Park, which was designed for use as an evacuation area.
Miss Toshiko Sasaki is a clerk, and when the bomb exploded, was at her office. Debris landed on top of her,…
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