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Witness to nuclear war: Hibakusha in Nagasaki

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Even in 2017, 71 years later, the image of a mushroom cloud rising over Hiroshima or Nagasaki is what most people envision when they think of the 1945 US atomic bombings of Japan. These nuclear attacks are perceived as abstract events of the past, military directives that brought an end to the long and costly global war. But for the tens of thousands of survivors who barely escaped death beneath the mushroom clouds, the war did not end in August 1945. For them, even now, the war is not fully over.

Related Subject(s): Disarmament
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