Ahead of the 75th anniversaries of the bombings on August 6th and 9th, ICAN and the 1945 project are releasing a new resource to take you through the journey of the hibakusha, from the bombings in 1945 through decades of advocacy to the adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki caused unspeakable suffering and had almost unimaginably catastrophic humanitarian consequences. Many of the survivors of these bombings have not only dedicated their lives to telling the stories of the bombings but also to advocacy to ensure that no one else will suffer as they have.
Hearing the testimony of the hibakusha, their memories of the day of the bombings and their ensuing long-term impact, is essential to understand nuclear weapons for what they truly are. Learning about the journey of the hibakusha not only to survive the unprecedented trauma of the nuclear attacks but to also advocate for the elimination of nuclear weapons, from collecting millions of signatures for petitions to adopting an international treaty, has inspired nuclear abolition activists for decades.
Walk in the footsteps of the hibakusha and then join us in taking action to eliminate nuclear weapons. Click here to read the stories.
ICAN would like to thank the 1945 Project and the Cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for allowing the use of photos and testimonies.