The Bombing of Hiroshima The bombing of Hiroshima was the right thing to do due to the military lives that were going to be lost if the bomb did not get dropped, America also wanted to impress Russia or intimidate them by dropping it and the president saw this opportunity to make japan surrender as well. This all supports the main point on why it was the right thing to do but many to all Japanese say otherwise Lots of soldiers lost their lives because of the conflict with japan, in document B, it states,”123,000 Japanese and Americans killed each other”. Paul Fussell, a WWII soldier also stated, ”war is immoral, war is cruel”. This is speaking for all the soldiers in the war or most of them, this also means that he doesn’t like war and it would
The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki devastated the people of these cities. This, however, ended the conflict between the U.S. and Japan, but was it a good idea for the U.S.? Hiroshima and Nagasaki were destroyed, and over one-hundred fifty thousand people were killed in the atomic bombings of Japan. The bombings by the United States were necessary because Japan was a powerful adversary that the United States needed to overcome in order to defeat Germany. They had started World War Two and put the Jewish people and gypsies and people they deemed not good enough for society in concentration camps.
This shows that by having extra hope and the will to live, she saved the lives of four people, including herself. If the family did what everyone else did, sitting around hoping for a miracle, than they would have ended up dead like
Survivor stories have held the truth about disasters in the world better than oral storytelling can possibly achieve. The only thing readers would assume about survivor stories is the recurring idea of surviving a horrible incident. However, two particular survivor stories - Night, a memoir by Elie Wiesel about his horrid experience in the Holocaust; and Revenge of the Whale, the true story of the whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick - have more resemblances and distinctions than one could see. The straightforward system that Eliezer Wiesel from Night uses to maintain hope is inadequate to the hope-crushing techniques the crew members from Revenge of the Whale use.
The importance of hope and forgiveness is sometimes overlooked; however, they are necessary in order to heal and move forward in life. In Dr. Edith Eger’s novel The Choice: Embrace the Possible; in Ishmael Beah’s memoir A Long Way Gone; and in Eddie Jaku’s Tedx Talk, A Holocaust Survivor’s Blueprint for Happiness; the significance of hope and forgiveness are emphasized through their unique life experiences. Dr. Eger and Eddie Jaku, both Holocaust survivors, demonstrate the meaning of hope and compassion.
Working as a student nurse in Radom, Poland, she experienced the horrific consequences associated with destruction, death, and loss of national identity. When Radom was bombed, she kept herself together, tended to the wounded, and volunteered to travel with the Polish army, all while having no idea if her family members at home were even alive. The world crumbled around her, she became an exile in her own country after Poland became occupied, and she was brutally raped, but she continued to fight. I am fully aware most millennials in the United States, including myself, would not have the capacity to endure this amount of pain and suffering without breaking down. Irene, nonetheless, overcame her fears to survive and thrive, and never lost sight of her true goal; to return home to her family.
Elie Wiesel considers the nature of intimate relationships during the Holocaust in his book titled Night. Night reveals that kind human interactions are essential during such traumatic events. My thesis is that there are three main responsibilities people have towards each other during times of tragedy; friends and family must provide each other with comfort, motivate one another, and be understanding so that they can help each other through the most challenging times of their lives. During times of distress, individuals must comfort one another.
Of all the terrible events in history, the Holocaust may be the worst of them all. This tragedy was so terrible, I cannot think of the ones who instigated it as human beings. It was against many morals and standards that the world views today as common ethics. The most terrible part of this is, perhaps, how today’s new and younger generations are not sufficiently educated about this disaster. Although many younger generations do not know about the Holocaust, it’s importance should be emphasised in today’s society to learn from it, to realize that every human life is important, and to appreciate the blessings of the present day.
Fifty years ago women were not allowed to do things like running a marathon to buying a credit card. In order to learn from our past and better our future we must figure out what we did wrong, what we can do to make it better and try our best to not let it happen again. If our community does not learn from our past mistakes history will repeat itself and that would not be a good mindset or lifestyle for billions of people. In Hiroshima and many other places in the world, women were viewed as inferior to men and still are to this day.
The residents of Hiroshima, Japan began their day routinely on August 6, 1945. Some commuted to work or school, some sat down to read a newspaper, and some tended to the needs of their children. At exactly fifteen minutes past eight in the morning, all aspects of life as known to the city’s population of two hundred and forty five thousand people were decimated within an instant; it was an instant in which the first atomic bomb was dropped from an American plane, killing nearly one hundred thousand people and injuring another one hundred thousand more. In its original edition, John Hersey’s Hiroshima traces the lives of six survivors, beginning a few minutes prior to the bombing and covering the period directly thereafter. When the bomb detonates, the Reverend Mr. Kiyoshi Tanimoto, a community leader and an American-educated Methodist pastor, throws himself between two large rocks and is hit with debris from a nearby house.
John Hersey may have just been reporting about a nonfiction story in a fiction novel. But he also left us many clues to his real meaning and thoughts about the events that took place in Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945. The book Hiroshima tells the unique stories of 6 survivors who are of the few lucky people to escape from death during the first atomic bombing in Hiroshima. In these stories you will find many small quote-worthy statements made by the author that tell his real thoughts as well as the people he’s writing about. John Hersey, wrote a novel about a real life event that goes against the Human Right of mistreatment during war and addresses the humanity of using an atomic bomb in war.
Denise Kiernan’s book, “The Girls of Atomic City”, a New York Times best seller in its first week of publication, tells the story of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. A created in 1942 and one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities that didn’t appear on maps until 1949. The town consumed more electricity than New York City and homed over 75,000 people. Many of those people were young women that were recruited from small towns in the South with promises of good pay and war-ending work. Their work was covered in mystery and workers faced job loss and eviction if they talked about work.
In A Paradise Built in Hell, Rebecca Solnit focuses on the occurrences of the aftermaths of five major North American disasters and how strong bonds within communities form because of those disasters. Each case study provides a concrete description of what surviving residents themselves understand to be an unusual sociological change arising in the midst of casualties, disorientation, homelessness, and significant loss of all kinds. Reflecting on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake; the enormous 1917 explosion in Halifax, Nova Scotia; the devastating 1985 Mexico City quake; Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks; and Hurricane Katrina’s 2005 deluge of New Orleans, Solnit brings a new perspective to these heart-wrenching tragedies. Solnit tells many enlightening stories of altruism and courageous social action. Moreover, although providing insight on these tragedies, Solnit presents her case with a redundant political bias and can seem to show problems that were not there.
This gruesome act impaired many lives both physically and mentally, which altered the lives of the victims to the point that they will never be the same. Still, there are many individuals that manage to inspire humankind with their acts of kindness and courage. They are those who, despite hard times, rose up to help others, and created a better world for others. Three prime instances include Elie Wiesel’s “Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech”, which signifies that using the past to shape the future for the better will construct a realm of peace, Ban Ki-moon’s “In Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust” influential speech, which inspires many to use courage to abolish discrimination, and finally, Antonina in The Zookeeper’s Wife by Diane Ackerman, who displays compassion, which allows her to rise up to help the people desperately in need. These passages show that in times when conflict arises, it is crucial to respond with kindness by having the courage to care, speaking up against injustice by learning from the past, and using compassion and empathy to help