Listening to survivors to commemorate Hiroshima

By staff writers
27 Jul 2010

An atomic bomb survivor will be in London next week to mark the 65th anniversary of the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Shoso Kawamoto will be speaking during a series of memorial events, peace walks, vigils, an exhibition and storytelling.

The commemoration is organised by The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) working with the Quakers, and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, who are providing the materials for the exhibition.

The exhibition, After the Bomb dropped: How Hiroshima and Nagasaki suffered, explores the devastation of the two cities by nuclear weapons through photographs and artefacts recovered from the wreckage. This is on show from 2-12 August at Friends House (opposite Euston Station).

Helen Drewery, General Secretary of Quaker Peace and Social Witness said: “Quakers feel honoured to be able to host this major exhibition at Friends House. It feels appropriate that it should be housed in a building which has been – and continues to be - the hub for so much work for peace. Remembering the suffering caused by war and listening to survivors is a vital part of what drives us to work for better ways to resolve conflict.”

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