The Sundial

Lost messages from Hiroshima

Michelle Nelson

May 3, 2010

The day the bomb dropped, an entire culture disappeared. Before, the town was bustling with life. Festivals were held in the streets. In the summers, cicadas buzzed in the trees, birds chirped and children played in the river. After the “a-Bomb” dropped, there was nothing, recalled a Hiroshima survivor, “not even the s...

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