Day of the Bombing

An atomic bombing is something not many currently living people have experienced. However, it was an experience for some people living in Nagasaki, Japan. Nuclear weapons are an unfortunate reality of our time.

The purpose of this section is to have you think about the experiences of people who were in Nagasaki on August 9th, 1945 at 11:02 am.

By the end of this exercise you should be able to answer the following questions:

  • What were some of the experiences of survivors like?
  • Were there any narratives or stories that surprised you?
  • Can you connect any of this new information to things happening today?