Hiroshima Summary
John Hersey

Everything you need to understand or teach Hiroshima by John Hersey.

  • 1 Student Essay
  • 2 Encyclopedia Articles
  • ...and more

Hiroshima Overview

John Hersey set out to bring a human face to the consequences of the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima and he recounts the stories and lives of six Japanese people affected by the bombing that is said to have killed 100,000 and left 40,000 injured. Hersey truly allows the reader to follow the lives of Toshiko Sasaki, Dr. Masakazu Fujii, Hatsuyo Nakamura, Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge, Dr. Terufumi Sasaki and Reverend Kiyoshi Tanimoto when he returned to Japan forty years later to find how their lives progressed in the aftermath of destruction.

Study Pack

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Encyclopedia Articles (2)

778 words, approx. 3 pages
Hiroshima Guilt On a warm summer morning above Hiroshima, Japan, an atomic bomb was for the first time dropped on a target as an act of war. The date was August 6, 1945. Less than a minute after the b... Read more
753 words, approx. 3 pages
Hiroshima, Japan Hiroshima is a beautiful modern city located near the southwestern tip of the main Japanese island of Honshu. It had been a military center with the headquarters of the Japanese sou... Read more
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