Today’s square is Nonfiction book about an event, I didn’t have a lot of choice, but found one on my bookshelf which appears to have been a school text for my neice when she was in high-school. A pretty harrowing event, the book I picked is Hiroshima by John Hersey.
I really knew nothing about this event other than it happened, thousands upon thousands died, were injured and suffered for the rest of their lives as well as their progenies lives.
John Hersey tells 6 peoples stories, from moments before the bomb to the end of their life. It was a horrific event and the aftermath was pretty for none of them, though many worked hard to help others for the rest of their working life. They all suffered terrible illnesses as a result of the bomb.
It puts things into perspective and makes you pray to whatever entity you believe in, that this never happens again.
The way the Japanese military and governing people as well as the Americans covered this event up, swept it under the carpet and gave the people affected no support or recompense for many years is just disgusting.
The Japanese people, the everyday people who this affected definitely are strong and resilient people.