2016 / Torrance Public Library to host testimony of Hiroshima atomic bombing survivors, Sept. 10

20160829 Shadows for Peace Logo“Shadows for Peace, for the Sake of the Children: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience” forum” will be presented at Torrance Public Library – Katy Geissert Civic Center Library, 3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance CA 90503, on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Admission free.

This forum is in remembrance of the 250,000 who died instantly or as the result of radiation poisoning.

Audiences will hear personal stories of survival from the Hiroshima and Nagasaki Hibakusha (bomb affected people), as only they can share the experience of the only atomic detonations on human targets.

Participants also will gain historical insight to “Fat Man” and “Little Boy,” as the bombs were referred to and learn how nuclear research resulted medical advancements that impact society today.

Presenters include three Hiroshima Hibakusha: Junji Sarashina, Wataru Namba and Toshiharu Kano, who was in his mother’s womb on Aug. 6, 1945.

Video addresses include Dr. James N. Yamazaki who was assigned as Physician-in-Charge of the United States Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission at Nagasaki. He is the author of “Children of the Atomic Bomb.” He also had served as a combat surgeon at the Battle of the Bulge, where he had been captured and held as a prisoner of war by the Germans.

This forum is organized by Richard Fukuhara and Robert M. Horsting, co-producers of “Shadows for Peace, for The Sake of the Children: The Hiroshima and Nagasaki Experience.”

“Shadows for Peace” is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to “Educate and Engage” students and adults about the devastating effects of nuclear weapons.

For additional information about “Shadows for Peace,” contact richard@shadowsforpeace.com  or leave message at (714) 998-8790.