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Cool Sites : Hiroshima

Monday, July 25, 2005 Posted: 12:48 PM JST

On August 6 it will be exactly 60 years ago that the city of Hiroshima was devastated by a nuclear bomb, the first one to be used against humans. A small selection of the many excellent sites about this event:

Atomic Bombings Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Extremely comprehensive site on the number of casualties, the aftermath and types of long-term injuries suffered from the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. (ENG)

Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb, The
Documents and speeches from the Truman administration, organized by dates and topics, focusing on the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. (ENG)

Hiroshima Archive
On-going project by the Japanese photographer Hiromi Tsuchida to capture the aftermath of the bomb in Hiroshima. (ENG)

Hiroshima City
Information on war memorials and peace declarations in the city of Hiroshima, including civic organizations, museums and town development guides. (ENG JPN)

Hiroshima Live Project
Multimedia presentation of the 50th Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony. (ENG)

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
Every year the City of Hiroshima holds the Peace Memorial Ceremony to console the souls of atomic bombing victims, and to pray for everlasting world peace. Features program, date and location. (ENG)

Hiroshima Peace Site
The official site of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum pays tribute to the city and its victims. Features resources for the abolition of nuclear weapons and educational materials for children. (ENG JPN)

Voice of Hibakusha
Eyewitness accounts of the bombing of Hiroshima. (ENG)

Hiroshima Photo Essay
Hiroshima photo essay on the site of Time magazine on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb. (ENG)

Pray from Peace City, Hiroshima
Visual history of the bombing and aftermath in Hiroshima. (ENG JPN)

Radiation Effects Research Foundation
Studies the health effects of radiation in the survivors of atomic bombs. RERF (formerly the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission) was established in April 1975 as a private nonprofit Japanese foundation. (ENG JPN)

Joseph Papalia Collection
Large collection of photos related to members of the 509th Composite Group, comprising the crew that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. (ENG)

Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Association
The Manhattan Project Heritage Preservation Association, Inc. (MPHPA) aims to preserve, exhibit, interpret and teach the history of the Manhattan Project. (ENG)

A-Bomb WWW Museum ~ June, 1995
Virtual museum with exhibits depicting the results of the bombing of Hiroshima in photographs, survivors stories, monuments and historical objects. Features interesting reactions from readers. (ENG)

Hiroshima: Was It Necessary?
Why the atomic bombings were probably not necessary to win WWII without a mainland invasion of Japan. Extensive bibliography. (ENG)

Find more sites related to Japan at Japan Links. Special section for Hiroshima.

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