Hiroshima: Three Witnesses

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Hiroshima: Three Witnesses is a translation of “atomic bomb literature,” created by three Japanese authors Ota Yōko, Hara Tamiki, and Toge Sankichi, all of whom survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945. As both a witness and a writer, these authors grappled with a question that no one had ever faced: How do we respond to nuclear holocaust that causes a total destruction of life and landscape? How do humans, art, and science relate in a completely transformed world? Is there a possibility for rebirth and reorganization of people, society, and culture? By offering compelling narratives from Hiroshima’s ground zero, the book goes beyond a better-known account Hiroshima by John Hersey.

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Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990.

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07/31/2017

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Minear, Richard H. ed. & trans., “Hiroshima: Three Witnesses,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed June 25, 2024, https://enlightenmentlegacies.org/items/show/42.