Sharing Personal Stories: Atomic Bomb Survivors Meet Harry Truman’s Grandson

Sharing Personal Stories: Atomic Bomb Survivors Meet Harry Truman’s Grandson

Special Program for Middle and High School Groups
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

More than 67 years have passed since President Harry S. Truman authorized the use of the atomic bomb against Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Two survivors, Ms. Setsuko Thurlow and Mr. Yasuaki Yamashita, share their reflections, remembrances and personal testimonies with Truman’s grandson, Mr. Clifton Truman Daniel and Peace Boat Executive Committee Member Mr. Akira Kawasaki. Mr. Daniel will recount his own journey toward understanding this event, including encounters with survivors during a recent trip to Hiroshima and Nagasaki, while Mr. Kawasaki will introduce the work that Peace Boat has been doing to help survivors share their stories worldwide. Middle and high school student groups are invited to hear these eyewitness accounts and reflect on the events that shape their own personal narratives.

Priority deadline: Friday, October 5.  Registration after this date will be handled on a first come, first served basis. Open to middle and high school student groups. To register or for more information, please contact Japan Society Education Programs at or call (212) 715-1275/1203. The seats are limited, so early registration is strongly advised. Registration handling fee is $25 per school.

Broadcasting live with Ustream

The program is co-sponsored by Hibakusha Stories, an initiative of Youth Arts New York, and is offered in cooperation with Peace Boat.

This program will be/is being ustreamed live by Rieko Ishibashi and Kosaku Horiwaki of Cinema Forum Fukushima.

Images, left to right: Courtesy of Clifton Daniel; © Janis Lewin; © Paule Saviano; courtesy of Akira Kawasaki.

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