6th of August 1945
At 8:15 AM on the 6th of August 1945… The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, causing devastating damage. Hundreds of people died an instant death showered with the flash of atomic rays. Hundreds more died a miserable death being caught underneath the rubble of collapsed buildings. There were hundreds of injured individuals, who did not make it. And the hundreds who somehow survived, but then died due to leukemia.
To be Engraved in our Memory
The Atomic Bomb Dome was originally the Hiroshima prefectural Industrial Promotion Building. It stood only about 160 meters away from ground zero, and was hit with the heat rays from the nuclear blast, and though it completely burnt down, the center of the building miraculously survived the blast. All the employees in the building were killed instantly. The building itself is preserved as it was then, the Atomic Bomb Dome to remind us of the destruction the nuclear weapon had caused.
- Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum / Peace Memorial Park
- 1-2 Nakajimacho Naka-ku Hiroshima
- URL http://hpmmuseum.jp/?lang=eng