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Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor to speak at college

MIDDLEBURY — On Monday, May 2, a survivor of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima, Japan, and the grandson of the man who ordered the attack will appear together at a talk at Middlebury College.
Shigeko Sasamori, a Hiroshima survivor and a Hiroshima Maiden, and Clifton Daniel, grandson of President Harry Truman, will discuss the moral and political consequences of the events that ended World War II. 
The event, called “Responsibility, Reconciliation, and the Dropping of the Atomic Bombs,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Mead Chapel.
Sasamori has spoken widely about her personal experiences with the most devastating weapon in human history, and Daniels is currently writing a book about the dropping of the atomic bombs.
Norman Cousins Sasamori, son of Ms. Sasamori, and Wesley Daniel, son of Mr. Daniel, will offer contributing reflections on the continuing reverberations across the generations of the decisions of August 1945. Steve Snyder, Kawashima Professor of Japanese Studies and Dean of the Language Schools at Middlebury College, will moderate the discussion.
Members of the audience will be encouraged to ask questions and offer perspectives.
This event is particularly timely in light of Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima. He became the highest-ranking American official to pay his respects to those who lost their lives as a result of nuclear weapons. 

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