Reading of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”

August 6, 2017 | 11:00 AM

Reading of John Hersey’s “Hiroshima”
Sunday, August 6, 11:00 AM
Hosted at Albany UU by Rev. Sam Trumbore
 
This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in reading can sign up to participate when they arrive. The reading will be held outside, please bring folding chairs. Rain site is Channing Hall.
 
On August 6, 1945 the United States of America used the atomic bomb for the first time to destroy the city of Hiroshima, Japan; on August 9, the U.S. used the atomic bomb again on Nagasaki, Japan. Over 200,000 people died immediately in the two bombings and over a hundred thousand more died in the following decades as a result of the effects of the radiation.
 
Hiroshima, by John Hersey tells the story of the bombing on August 6, 1945 by following the story of six of the survivors. The book version has been in print since 1945.
 
Co-sponsored by the Poetry Motel Foundation, the Tom Paine Chapter Veterans for Peace, Upper Hudson Peace Action, Bethlehem Neighbors for Peace. For more information, contact Dan Wilcox, 482.0262, dxlcx@earthlink.net.