The Deadliest Weapon
On the morning of August 6, 1945, the United States of America unleashed the world's most powerful weapon on the citizens of Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, the second bomb was dropped on the people of Nagasaki. Both bombings resulted in the immediate deaths of 100,000 to 200,000 people. Over time the effects of radiation continued to claim more lives.
The use of the atomic bombs on the civilians of Japan remains controversial, with critics around the world arguing that the country was on the brink of surrender, while others claim that these actions ultimately reduced the casualties on both sides and hastened the war's end.
We devote this website to those victims who have the strength and courage to share their first hand experiences with us and our children.