Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Nagasaki - August 9th, 1945

It was perhaps unforgivable, but infact at the time, I was completely calm and composed. In other words, perhaps it was just too much, too enormous to absorb. - Yosuke Yamahata (Photographer)

Listen to a first hand account of the bombing of Hiroshima on the Ihsan Podcast.

Check out Democracy Now's coverage of the 60th anniversary of the Hiroshima/Nagasaki nuclear bombings.

Visit the Hiroshima and Nagasaki peace museums

3 comment(s):

  • Salaams

    The song that remains iconic, evocative and extremely pointed in making me think hard about what this anniversary means, is 'Nagasaki Nightmare' by CRASS.

    I have posted the lyrics here:




    By Blogger Julaybib, at 8/09/2005 03:04:00 AM  

  • Interesting that America, the only country to use such a weapon of mass destruction, has now apppointed itself the master as to who does and doesnt get the bomb. India...well that is okay.....Iran, that is bad. Israel.......that is fine. We must apply an even hand with our foreign policy. We cannot invade Iraq based on a fact that we IGNORE with Israel.

    By Blogger أبو سنان, at 8/09/2005 06:13:00 PM  

  • I know it's incredibly late but i have not been blogging or checking blogs much this summer.

    I am commenting to recommend some Japanese Anime movies available in the States that portray Hiroshima/Nagasaki and its aftermath from a Japanese perspective.

    The first is called "Barefoot Gen", which I do believe started out as a autobiographical manga (Japanese comic) piece turned Anime movie. It is a very brutal work which highlights the violent explosion of the A-Bomb. It is very gorey (I couldn't finish it).

    The second work, far less brutal (and even have some of the most beautiful animation i have seen) but yet, i think more heart wrenching, is "Grave of the Fireflies." This focuses mostly after the Hiroshima attack, on two child survivors who try live on after, but, well, i don't want to ruin it. This is also based on an autobiographical piece.

    (my apologies if my writing is akward. i should probably write when i am more awake, but felt an urgency to write this before i forget it)

    By Blogger anthrogal, at 8/19/2005 07:20:00 PM  

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