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One Sunny Day: A Child's Memories of Hiroshima

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"Every year when the days begin to stretch and the penetrating heat of summer rises to a scorching point, I am brought back to one sunny day in a faraway land. I was a young child waiting for my mother to come home. On that day, however, the sun and the earth melted together. My mother would not come home..". Hideko was ten years old when the atomic bomb devastated her hom ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published December 31st 1998 by Open Court (first published May 31st 1996)
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Michael Havens
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
I have read a few accounts of the bombing of Hiroshima. This one is simple in the telling, but also provides a subtle look at how traumatic experiences lurk just below the surface. This would be a good primer should one want to explore the oral history of a devastating act of the twentieth century.
Francesco
Sep 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
The author was a child, barely ten years old, the day (August 6, 1945) when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. As a tragic coincidence her mother and she had arrived in the city just the day before. They had been living in a safe location, a rural village that did not offer many amenities and that the little girl disliked. She repeatedly begged her mother to return to their family home in the city, until she finally succeeded.
Her mother died in the attack.
For all those who believe they are in co
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Karlyle Tomms
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I met Hideko Snider in the late 1990's. She is a remarkable woman and this is a remarkable telling of her experience of surviving the nuclear blast at Hiroshima. I have always been particularly fascinated with WWII Japan, partly because my father was captured in Guam a few days after Peal Harbor, and spent the entire war as a Japanese Prisoner of War. My father, however, maintains a respect for the Japanese people, and despite the brutality he experienced, credits his survival to the compassion ...more
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