Hiroshima, By John Hersey

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John Hersey once said, “What has kept the world safe from the bomb since 1945 has not been deterrence, in the sense of fear of specific weapons, so much as it 's been memory. The memory of what happened at Hiroshima”. Early morning on August the 6th 1945, the United Sates dropped atomic bombs into the city of Hiroshima, Japan. The “Little Boy” bomb which was equivalent to 20,000 tons of TNT, destroyed most of the city and killed about 130,000 people. There were few people who survived after this traumatic event, and they suffered the horrible burns from explosion, as well as the radiation illness. One year later, John Jersey, a writer American, published “Hiroshima” as an article on The New Yorker which told the story of 6 people who…show more content…
By the time, her left leg horribly twisted and breaking underneath her. Dr. Masakazu Fujii, a fifty-year-old doctor, was settling down cross-legged to read the Osaka Asahi on the porch of his private hospital. He was 1,550 yards from the center. After seeing the flash with terrible ribbing noise. He felt in the river. The head luckily was above the water, and he squeezed tightly by two long timbers. Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura, a widow’s tailor with three children, stood by the window of her kitchen, watching a neighbor tearing down his house. After the explosion, she found herself under the debris, but not deeply. She was about three quarter of a mile from the center of explosion. Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge, a German priest of the Society of Jesus, was reading a Jesuit magazine. After the terrible flash, he had no idea why he was wandering around in the vegetable garden in his underwear, bleeding slightly from small cuts along his left flank. Dr. Terufumi Sasaki, a twenty-five-year-old member member of the surgical staff Red Cross Hospital, walked along one of the hospital corridors with a blood specimen for a Wassermann test in his hand. This hospital was 1,650 yards from the center. When the bomb exploded, he was luckily unhurt, and he was also the only one in the hospital who was untouched. The last one, Reverend

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