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Hiroshima: National Peace Memorial Hall, sign stating number of fatalities from the bomb by the end of 1945

Abstract

The A-bomb devastated nearly all administrative agencies and destoyed official documents. Thus, the exact number of deaths due to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima remains unknown. Many victims were never identified. -- According to a document submitted by the city of Hiroshima to the United Nations in 1976 entitled 'For the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and the Reduction of All Armed Forces and All Armaments,' an extimated 140,000 (plus or minus 10,000) people died as a result of the A-bomb between August 6, 1945, and the end of December that year.

Note

Material may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, Earlham College, and the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

Administrative Notes

Material may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, Earlham College, and the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims.

Copyright
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Publisher
Earlham College
PID
coccc:23035
Extent
925 w x 1200 h, 150ppi