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3-3-3Inheriting and Conveying A-bomb Experiences


 

With the end of press censorship imposed by the occupation, various projects publicized the damage wrought by the atomic bomb. In 1952, Hiroshima citizens participated in a film about the bombing. Nevertheless, in the late 1960s after Hiroshima had achieved significant recovery, the people’s memory of the bombing appeared to be fading; the bombing became increasingly remote to successive generations. To counter this trend, atomic bomb survivors began talking about their experiences and preserving them in memoirs, drawings, and videotaped testimonies. Now, interested individuals are studying with specific survivors, learning to tell their stories and pass those memories to the next generation.