Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Please read a remarkable interview he gave a few years ago HERE.
"Having been granted this miracle, it is my responsibility to pass on the truth to the people of the world. For the past 60 years, atomic bomb survivors have declared the horror of the atomic bomb, but I can see hardly any improvement in the situation.” Mr Yamaguchi has just passed away, aged 93, but what he represents must never be forgotten.
"I believe in love, in human beings,” he said. “The reason that I hate the atomic bomb is because of what it does to the dignity of human beings. Look at the photographs of the aftermath of the atomic bombing, those dead bodies in the photographs. When you forget the dignity of individual human beings, that it is when you are heading towards the destruction of the Earth.”
And so I dedicate a silence to Mr Yamaguchi, his son and those who shall not be forgotten. And to those still being killed because politicians play silly games.
Please see other posts on this site for more on Hiroshima and war. This photo shows a postman, innocently delivering his letters when the bomb at Nagasaki turned him into ash. See how he's clutching his throat - he didn't know what was happening, except it was agony. And his letters fell to the ground. I did find another, where some bigwig generals cheerfully celebrate with a cake in the shape of the mushroom bomb. "Piece of cake", they may have laughed, oblivious. But for obvious reasons, I can't post that. It's obscene.