“I slowly crawled out, the building was on fire. I saw two more girls come out. All the other girls were burned alive. Even though it was morning it was so dark, as if it were dusk. It was spooky. And in the darkness, as my eyes adjusted, I could see that everything had been destroyed. A soldier told us to reach the top of the hill, outside the city. I could see objects moving in the dark. As they approached I could see the figures of apparently human beings, but who did not look like us. They looked like ghosts. Their hair was standing on end, I don't know why, and their eyes were swollen from the burns. Some people had their eyes bulging. Some held their eyeballs in their hands. Nobody ran. Nobody screamed. Everything was silent, everything was still. All you could hear was just the whisper 'water, water'. How can one describe hell on earth?”.
Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor
Hiroshima is a city in southwestern Japan, located on the coast of the Seto Inland Sea. It is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture and the seventh-most populous city in Japan. Hiroshima is best known for being the target of the first atomic bomb attack in history, on August 6, 1945. The bombing killed over 140,000 people and destroyed much of the city.
Today, Hiroshima is a vibrant city with a rich history and culture. It is a popular tourist destination, with many historical sites and museums dedicated to the atomic bombing. The city is also home to a number of important industries, including manufacturing, tourism, and education.
On August 6, 1945, the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The bomb, nicknamed "Little Boy", was detonated at an altitude of about 1,900 feet (580 meters). The explosion killed over 140,000 people and destroyed much of the city.
The bombing of Hiroshima was a turning point in World War II. It led to the surrender of Japan and the end of the war.
Hiroshima is a city of peace and remembrance. The city is home to a number of historical sites and museums dedicated to the atomic bombing.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is home to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, which tells the story of the atomic bombing. The park also features the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Flame, which has been burning continuously since the day of the bombing.
The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is a popular tourist destination. It is a place where people from all over the world come to remember the victims of the atomic bombing and to promote peace.