Discussion on Zoom: One Sunny Day, Remembering Hiroshima
Recorded Sunday, August 9, 2020
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On August 9, 2020, Dr. Hideko Tamura Snider, author of "One Sunny Day" and "When A Peace Tree Blooms," joined WILPF US Disarm Committee co-chairs to describe her experiences before, during and after the Hiroshima bomb, and appealing to us all, "I depend on all of your energy, please continue what you are doing to rule out violent means, especially this inhumane, horrible weapon.... We are not barbarians, we are humans, and let us be truly and fully human...."
In the above photo Dr. Tamura is standing beneath the Enola Gay, the plane which dropped the bomb on Hiroshima, which is on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Cantilly, Virginia. The photographer, Noriko Hansen, gave the photo to Dr. Tamura, who has given permission for us to use it.
Dr. Tamura writes about the Enola Gay, "9,000 feet closer this time and nearly 75 years later, I came to grips with my nightmare and saw it was still a piece of metal without the Men aboard and the order to follow. Culture of war and patriotism on both sides are so dangerous to the Human Race!"