Today - August 6- The Hiroshima Day...
" The Little Boy bomb " which destroyed the two cities and caused numerous casualties, mostly civilians, were estimated at around 200,000, with many more people dying later from injuries, illness and its aftermaths.
Let's pave the Flag of Peace to the nuclear powers not to use it ever again...!!!!
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What is Hibakusha?...
The survivors of the bombings are called hibakusha, a Japanese word that literally translates to "explosion-affected people." As of 31 March 2011, 219,410 surviving hibakusha were recognized by the Japanese government, most living in Japan. The government of Japan recognizes about 1% of these as having illnesses caused by radiation. The memorials in Hiroshima and Nagasaki contain lists of the names of the hibakusha who are known to have died since the bombings. Updated annually on the anniversaries of the bombings, as of August 2011 the memorials record the names of more than 430,000 deceased hibakusha; 275,230 in Hiroshima and 155,546 in Nagasaki.
People who suffered the effects of both bombings are known as nijū hibakusha in Japan. On 24 March 2009, the Japanese government officially recognized Tsutomu Yamaguchi (1916–2010) as a double hibakusha. He was confirmed to be 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from ground zero in Hiroshima on a business trip when Little Boy was detonated. He was seriously burnt on his left side and spent the night in Hiroshima. He arrived at his home city of Nagasaki on 8 August, the day before Fat Man was dropped, and he was exposed to residual radiation while searching for his relatives. He was the first officially recognised survivor of both bombings. He died on 4 January 2010, at the age of 93, after a battle with stomach cancer. The 2006 documentary Twice Survived: The Doubly Atomic Bombed of Hiroshima and Nagasaki documented 165 nijū hibakusha, and was screened at the United Nations.
During the war, Japan brought as many as 670,000 Korean conscripts to Japan to work as forced labor. About 20,000 Koreans were killed in Hiroshima and another 2,000 died in Nagasaki. Perhaps one in seven of the Hiroshima victims was of Korean ancestry. A Korean prince of the Joseon Dynasty, Yi Wu, died from the Hiroshima bombing. For many years, Koreans had a difficult time fighting for recognition as atomic bomb victims and were denied health benefits. However, most issues have been addressed in recent years through lawsuits.
Everyone might have forgotten the aftermath of what was supposedely the most devastating day in history and maybe there's nothing we can change about the fact that, what was done is done and the damages cannot be made good of, but what we are asking is why not pause a moment, atleast once in a year and give our sympathies to the forgotten souls.
Hiroshima Peace Day is coming this 6th of August and will end with another memorial for the victims of Nagasaki on 9th, lets dedicate a moment of silence for them
The aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atom Bombing is much above than what we expect....