Web Guide: Hiroshima, 60 Years Later

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Japanese women pay their respects at the Memorial Cenotaph in Hiroshima

After the atomic bomb was droppped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, historians and survivors, alike, have collected information on the bomb's destruction and future impact. The modern city of Hiroshima now honors its victims with museums, annual ceremonies and peace declarations. To learn about Hiroshima's recovery and read eyewitness accounts from survivors, check out these sites:

The City of Hiroshima
The city's website provides information on war memorials and peace declarations. Included are Hiroshima civic organizations, museums and town development guides.

Eyewitnesses of Hiroshima

• Living Under the Cloud
The atom bombs dropped over Japan ended a terrible war and persuaded the world never to use nuclear weapons again. Why that legacy is now in peril—and what we should do about it

• Crossing the Moral Threshold
Why U.S. leaders never questioned the idea of dropping the Bomb

From TIME.com

• Web Guide: Hiroshima, 60 Years Later
Online resources relating to the dropping of the atomic bomb

Oral Histories

• Morris R. Jeppson, 83
Weapon Test Officer

• Theodore "Dutch" J. Van Kirk, 84

• Frederick L. Ashworth, 93
Weaponeer on the Bockscar

• Charles "Don" Albury, 84

• The Japanese Pilot
Remembering Hiroshima

Gallery & Graphics

• Hiroshima
TIME & Life Photo Essay after the bomb

• The Nuclear World
A TIME graphic of today's nuclear states

From the TIME Archive

• Hiroshima Archive Collection
TIME's Hiroshima reporting from the aftermath of the bombing and over the past 60 years

Radiation Effects Research Foundation
The research institution studies the health effects of radiation in the survivors of atomic bombs.

Hiroshima Photo Gallery
Japanese photographer Hiromi Tsuchida captures the aftermath in Hiroshima - check out pictures of survivors and monuments.

The Avalon Project: Hiroshima and Nagasaki
A comprehensive site on the number of casualties, the aftermath and types of long-term injuries suffered from atomic bombs. Be sure to check out the Manhattan Project Investigating Group - these Americans were sent to Hiroshima and Nagasaki one month after the bomb to report on the devastation.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
The museum's official site pays tribute to the city and its victims - included are resources for the abolition of nuclear weapons and Hiroshima's recovery, and educational materials for kids.

Prey from Peace City, Hiroshima
A visual history of the bombing and aftermath in Hiroshima.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony
Every year Hiroshima hosts a memorial ceremony to honor those who were lost in the atomic bombing. The site includes the ceremony's program, date and location.

Hiroshima Live Project
Obtain pictures, videos and audio files of past Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremonies.

A-Bomb WWW Museum
Go to the bottom of the page for a detailed history of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. The "Hiroshima Today" section interviews children and citizens about their knowledge of the A-bomb.

Voice of Hibakusha
Eyewitness accounts (interview transcripts) of the bombing in Hiroshima are catalogued here.

The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb
Documents and speeches from the Truman administration are organized by dates and topics. The library focuses on the President's decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.