Temporary exhibitions

Hiroshima-Nagasaki, august 1945

To discover from September 20 to October 31, 2018, at the Caen Memorial Museum.

The exhibition

This exhibition, carried out by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and the city of Nagasaki, is a part of the international campaign led by the two Japanese cities for peace and the abolition of nuclear weapons.

On August 6, 1945, at 8:15 am, the B-29 Enola Gay bomber dropped an atomic bomb over the city of Hiroshima. The nuclear explosion almost destroyed the city and killed nearly 140,000 people. Three days later, a second atomic bomb strikes the city of Nagasaki, annihilating the city and tens of thousands civilians.
The goal of the Americans is achieved. On September 2, 1945 Japan surrendered, the Second World War started in 1937 with the invasion of China is over.

The exhibition reflects the trauma suffered by the Japanese people; photographs, drawings, objects, testimonies, historical narrative, documentaries ... demonstrate the appalling dangers of nuclear weapons.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki are the only two cities victims and witnesses of atomic bombs ever used in an armed conflict until today. The main objective of the exhibition is to warn about the dangers of nuclear weapons and to show the fragility of peace in a world where the threat of a nuclear disaster is still present.

Photo of US Army Courtesy of Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.

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