Meet Hirosi Iso

Hiroshima A-bomb survivor

Iso“I was exposed to the atomic bomb at the age of four, about 2.5 kilometers away from the hypocenter in Hiroshima. My father, mother, older sister, younger brother and I were living there.

“On August 6th, 1945, it was a beautiful morning. At 8:15 am, after my father and my sister already left for work, one nuclear-bomb was dropped on us, and instantly, thousands of people were incinerated and the rest were seriously burnt and injured. The city turned into a hell. By the end of 2009, an estimated death toll due to Hiroshima nuclear bomb reached 140,000—about a half of the population living in Hiroshima on the day.

“I am actively involved in the Hiroshima Nagasaki YES Campaign. I would like you to listen to my testimony in your schools and at other events.”