International: FROM HIROSHIMA: A REPORT AND A QUESTION

Below is an extraordinary document, the first detailed account of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, written by one of the survivors, the Rev. John A. Siemes, S.J., professor of modern philosophy at Tokyo's Catholic University. Father Siemes, who was born 39 years ago in Germany, sent his impressions to the magazine Jesuit Missions:

Aug. 6 begins in a bright, clear, summer morning. About 7 o'clock, there is an air-raid alarm; about 8, the all-clear sounds. I am sitting in my room at the Novitiate of the Society of Jesus, approximately five kilometers from the...

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