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Children Of The A Bomb: Testament Of The Boys And Girls Of Hiroshima

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  58 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Hardcover, 437 pages
Published by Midwest Publishers International (first published June 1960)
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Deniz Balcı
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japon-edebiyatı
" 'Hava saldırısı' diye bir ses duyduk. Acele eve döndüm. Bu saldırıları kanıksamıştım artık. Sonra tehlike geçti işareti verildi, okula geri gittim. Öğretmen daha gelmediği için konuşmaya başladık. Çok geçmeden bir gürültü oldu. Gökyüzünde, güneydoğu yönünde bir uçak gördük. Düşman uçağı mı yoksa Japon uçağı mı bilmiyordum. Sonra birden beyaz paraşüt gibi bir şey düşmeye başladı. Beş altı saniye içinde her şey bir anda sarı oldu. Gözüm güneşten kamaşmış gibiydi. Bir iki saniye sonra da her yer ...more
Kahveci
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir
Bu kitap, 6 Ağustos 1945 sabahı saat 8:15'te Hiroşima'ya atom bombası atıldığında orada bulunan çocukların mektuplarından oluşuyor.

Yakın zamanda bizler Marmara depreminde ailelerimizi, arkadaşlarımızı nasıl kaybettiysek Hiroşima'da da atom bombası nedeniyle insanlar ailelerini ve arkadaşlarını kaybetti. Okurken hiç aklımdan çıkmadı bunlar.

Vücudu yanmış/kararmış, her tarafına camlar, çiviler batmış insanlar, göçük altında kalanlar, kendi yaralarını ve acılarını dakikalar sonra fark edenler, günle
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Jale
Bomba ve çocuk sözcükleri yan yana gelmemeliyken, 4, 5, 8, 18 yaşındaki çocukların atom bombası hikayelerini okuyoruz.
Nasıl yanmışlardı?
Kardeşine kağıttan gemi yaparken beyaz ışık nasıl yayılmıştı?
Et yanınca nereden sarkar?
İnsan yanınca suda acıları geçecek sanır.
Bazen karını canlı canlı yangının ortasında bırakmak zorunda kalırsın.
Atom bombası insanın yüzünü şişirir, dilini beyaz yapar.
Ang
Sep 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't read this unless you intend on being bedridden with sorrow for a full week.
Velocity
Jan 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
The memoir equivalent of a punch on the mouth. By a trained martial artist. When you least expect it.
Emily
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It is one thing to know that "we," the United States, dropped an atomic bomb on the civilian city of Hiroshima, Japan. It is quite another to read about the effect that bomb had in the words of people who were children at the time the bomb fell. I haven't touched this book in at least twenty years and some of the images still haunt me. We must find a way other than war; we must never tolerate this inhumanity again.
Michael Burhans
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I recently found another copy of this. I had it back in the 1970's but lent it to a teacher in high school who promptly stole it. Rereading it was as powerful as when I first read it back then,. A collection of essays written several years after the war by children who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Horrific, unforgettable, and a taste of hell you can understand as it was written by kids.

Should be required reading for all war-hawks.
Annie
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: memoir
A heart-wrenching collection from a large variety of children who experienced the destruction of Hiroshima by an atomic bomb. Collected 6 years after the event it's amazing to hear from children who were between 5 and 12 when the bomb exploded.
Becky
Jan 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wow, talk about powerful. This book puts into perspective about all the innocent lives affected by the A-Bomb on that horrific day it was dropped. So many children put their memories/thoughts down to paper for this book. I am sure it was horrible reliving that moment for this book.
Valarie
Sep 13, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great resource for narratives about the Hiroshima tragedy, but I felt that over 100 children's accounts got a little repetitive after awhile.
Mesha
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, I was traumatized by this book when I read it as a 14 year old kid. Six years later, the letters that struck me the most still haunt me to this day. I can recite them verbatim.
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Arata Osada (1887–1961) was a prominent educator known for his research on the educational reformer Pestalozzi. Born in Nagano Prefecture, Osada was in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb fell, an experience that moved him to become an ardent peace activist. In 1951 Iwanami Shoten published Genbaku no ko (translated as Children of the A-Bomb or Children of Hiroshima), his compilation of 105 personal ac ...more
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