15 Disturbing Facts about Hiroshima and Nagasaki That Will Shock You

5 Discrimination

There has been widespread discrimination against the survivors of the bombings and their children resulting from public ignorance about their conditions and the fatal consequences of atomic radiation. Many Hibakushas found it difficult to marry or even secure jobs because people feared that they would contract disease from them.

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4 Mutation rates

Scientific research has found that the radiation which affected the survivors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not passed on to the children. The children showed no signs of ill health or any radiation whatsoever.

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3 The impact of the bombing on victims

The atomic bomb blast was so strong that only the eerie shadows created by the incinerated ash of human bodies remained imprinted in their last poses of activity on pavements, steps and sidewalks much like a holocaust movie. The haunting and disturbing impressions were created by the intense heat of the explosion that altered the color of the surface resulting in the outline of the bodies and objects absorbed the blast. A few of these shadows remain imprinted on the Peace Memorial Museum.

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2 Godzilla

One of the interesting facts about Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the concept of Godzilla the movie monster. It was actually a Japanese creation to symbolize the evil and monster like disaster of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. It was a metaphor for the disaster.


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1 Koba

The death toll and destruction was higher in Hiroshima because of the flat terrain whereas in Nagasaki it was determined by location. Several people survived most of the effects after escaping into the vicinity of the Koba Mountain in Japan.

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