75 Years Later: Rethinking Japan, World War II and the Atomic Bombs

In August 1945, atomic bombs destroyed two Japanese cities. For some, it meant the end of World War II and the dawn of the nuclear age, but for others, the start of years of pain and suffering. What have seventy-five years helped us to understand about political events and the end of the war? Why do Japan and the United States, allies today, remember the bombs so differently? How have writers and artists, including hibakusha (survivors), attempted to convey their experiences through art and literature? Join us for answers to these and other questions in a stimulating session of learning that may lead you rethink old assumptions.