Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Pain and Courage

 

Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Pain and Courage

26 March – 20 April 2019
Opening: 25 March 2019 at 6pm

 

The Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, the National Museum of Contemporary History in Ljubljana and the Slovene PEN Centre are putting on the exhibition to honour the memory of the victims of the A-bomb to raise awareness of the danger of nuclear armament.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two flourishing and densely populated cities: two cities of birds, parks …  two cities full of life were turned to dust in August of 1945. The devastation is neither finished nor complete. All its causes, least of all the consequences haven’t been known yet.

Victims of the A-bomb in Nagasaki and Hiroshima tell us that nuclear weapons cannot be directed towards an enemy, away from us. No bunker, no other planet can offer refuge from the end we are preparing. The survivors of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki found strength to speak up. They are passing on their experiences, pain, fear, suffering, and grief.

This exhibition is part of the 51st International Writer’s Meeting at Bled, held under the honorary patronage of his Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia.

By putting on this exhibition, we join those advocating permanent peace.

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