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Nagasaki Bombing Survivor Remembers

As we follow President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima, Japan, we look back to events surrounding the second atomic bombing in human history. 

On August 9th, 1945, three days after the Hiroshima bombing, the U.S. exploded an atomic device over Nagasaki, Japan. Up to 80,000 people were killed, with thousands more injured. 

Katsuji Yoshida survived that attack. We play an excerpt from a conversation Jerome McDonnell had with him in 2005

Yoshida tells a powerful story of how events unfolded for him as a child. Mr. Yoshida passed away from cancer in April, 2010. The events he describes are extremely disturbing and graphic and may not be suitable for more sensitive listeners.

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