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August 7, 2013


Hiroshima Day in Cambridge

IPPNW Co-president Ira Helfand explains the medical and humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons at a Hiroshima Day memorial gathering in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 6. Dr. Helfand asked the participants to sign a petition urging President Obama to make good on his pledge to pursue a world without nuclear weapons. Photo: John Loretz

Hiroshima Day in Cambridge

IPPNW’s nuclear famine message was carried on signs during a march from Cambridge City Hall to Harvard Square, where they provided a backdrop to Ira Helfand’s impassioned plea for the abolition of nuclear weapons. Photo: John Loretz

Hiroshima in ruins

A little boy managed somehow to survive but the atomic bomb took his entire family. This A-bomb orphan lived through hardship, isolation, and illness, but was never able to have a family of his own. Today, he is a lonely old hibakusha. “I have never once been glad I survived,” he says, looking back. After all these years of terrible suffering, the deep hurt remains. Read more…


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