All the below tweets are in English.
The message from Barack #Obama (Former President of the United States)
"You have to stand in that place, where the bomb fell, to fully appreciate both the scale of destruction that took place and the miracle of Hiroshima’s renewal." All text: https://t.co/U0Kocf0dZS pic.twitter.com/I8Q4NC2uae
— Hiroshima for Global Peace (@PHiroshimapref) August 4, 2020
"75 years from atomic bombing on Hiroshima"
On August 6 1945, at 8:15am, one atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. By the end of December, 1945, around 140,000 people were died, 40% of the population of Hiroshima City at that time. #August6https://t.co/ue42Oh1iue pic.twitter.com/scpkMXthc1
— Hiroshima for Global Peace (@PHiroshimapref) August 5, 2020
— Discuss Japan (@Discuss_Japan) August 6, 2020
— Discuss Japan (@Discuss_Japan) August 6, 2020
PM Abe: Seventy-five years have passed since a single atomic bomb deprived people said to number well more than 100,000 of their precious lives. Hiroshima, which at that time turned to ruins in an instant, achieved robust reconstruction as a world-famous city of peace (1/4) pic.twitter.com/4tI5imkFvG
— PM's Office of Japan (@JPN_PMO) August 6, 2020
"The UN & I will continue to work with all those who seek to achieve our common goal: a world free of nuclear weapons."
— United Nations (@UN) August 6, 2020
75 years ago the world saw the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. It must not happen again. Only nuclear zero is worthy of the victims of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. PM Ardern urges all States to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons #nuclearban pic.twitter.com/m4rNo9ygzm
— New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (@MFATNZ) August 6, 2020
Full text of Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on May 27, 2016.
— The Mainichi (Japan Daily News) (@themainichi) August 5, 2020
Hiroshima marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing by the United States on Thursday, with its mayor urging the world to unite against serious threats to humanity — be they nuclear weapons or the coronavirus. https://t.co/gbjS0a8lkt
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) August 6, 2020
“We don’t have much time left. … I want to tell our story to the younger generations when I still can. If someone wants to hear my story, I will go anywhere and talk.” https://t.co/VWojaCn2zv
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) August 6, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) August 6, 2020
Survivors, their relatives and others marked the 75th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, on Aug. 6, 1945, that killed 140,000 people. https://t.co/HOo0LDP1V5
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 5, 2020
Japan marks 75th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing.
"We must never allow this painful past to repeat itself. Civil society must reject self-centred nationalism and unite against all threats" – Hiroshima mayor https://t.co/XQcsdJmv9g pic.twitter.com/7Zxy8bUgLC
— AFP news agency (@AFP) August 6, 2020
Hiroshima: Japan marks 75 years since first atomic bomb https://t.co/ashc3r9sxX
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) August 6, 2020
"We must never allow this painful past to repeat itself."
— Bloomberg QuickTake (@QuickTake) August 6, 2020
It’s been 75 years since the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima — marking the end of World War II and the dawn of the nuclear age — but survivors like Masaaki Takano still live with the consequences. https://t.co/IIsNbyWbu7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 6, 2020
Seventy-five years ago, the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Writer John Hersey shook Americans by telling the story of history’s first atomic bombing from the survivors’ point of view. https://t.co/1Unp7zEqPk
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 6, 2020
A relatively small number of Hiroshima survivors, known in Japan as hibakusha, will attend this year's 75th memorial.
As their numbers fall, they and their supporters are being forced to envision what the nuclear disarmament movement will look like.https://t.co/behuKX1ZEU
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 5, 2020
Bells tolled in #Hiroshima on Thursday for the 75th anniversary of the world's first #atomic bombing, with ceremonies downsized due to the coronavirus and the city's mayor urging nations to reject selfish nationalism and unite to fight all threats. #Japanhttps://t.co/Swb5d5e3pu
— The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) August 6, 2020
On 75th anniversary of atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Covid risks keep some survivors from ceremony. But time is also taking hibakusha “Each year a few thousand more disappear. Who knows how many years we have left?” @BenjaminDooley @hudidi1 https://t.co/4gdnezRYmR
— Motoko Rich (@motokorich) August 6, 2020
Watch live as Hiroshima marks 75th anniversary of atomic bomb blast https://t.co/kiywg9vuZf
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 5, 2020
As Hiroshima marks the 75th anniversary of the world’s first atomic attack, we revisit the story of Sadako Sasaki – the girl that became the icon for world peace. pic.twitter.com/QzI7mh48kG
— DW News (@dwnews) August 6, 2020
Keiko Ogura intends to commemorate August 6 in peaceful contemplation alongside the river at Peace Park — but will never talk about her experiences with her own children.https://t.co/1aQhpWIVdx
— DW News (@dwnews) August 6, 2020
The first atomic bomb was dropped in Hiroshima, killing more than 70,000 people instantly. Three days later, another atomic attack was made over Nagasaki, which killed 40,000 people.
— Business Standard (@bsindia) August 6, 2020
— CNBC-TV18 (@CNBCTV18News) August 6, 2020
#OTD in 1945 (Aug-5 19:15 ET, Aug-6 8:15 JST), the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Among the 140,000 killed were several American PoWs including Navy Airman Normand Brissette. He survived the blast but died 2 weeks later. Details of his fate were classified until the 1970s. pic.twitter.com/VBCyHVcqKx
— U.S. Naval Institute (@NavalInstitute) August 5, 2020
Hiroshima: The day Michiko nearly missed her train https://t.co/LhdySHc1H9
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 5, 2020
The world's first nuclear bomb used against civilians went off at 08:15 local time in the southwestern city of Hiroshima, unleashing a deadly mushroom cloud. https://t.co/1ZAOD2HNJu
— euronews (@euronews) August 6, 2020
Japan marks 75 years since the world's first atomic bomb attack, with the coronavirus pandemic forcing a scaling back of ceremonies to commemorate the victims. https://t.co/TeotIiH6U4
— GMA News (@gmanews) August 5, 2020
— WION (@WIONews) August 6, 2020
75 years ago today, the world witnessed one of its most devastating days. The Japanese city of Hiroshima was bombed by the united states using an atomic bomb for the first time pic.twitter.com/RXwLvMAvBR
— ANews (@anewscomtr) August 6, 2020
— Sputnik (@SputnikInt) August 6, 2020
RIGHT NOW in 1945, an American B-29 drops an atom bomb on Hiroshima. It falls for 44 seconds before exploding. 60,000 people die in the blast. pic.twitter.com/vY5wIMe3sl
— Military History Now (@MilHistNow) August 5, 2020
6 Aug 1945: U.S. B-29 #bomber Enola Gay drops the first #atomic bomb in war known as "Little Boy" on #Hiroshima, Japan, killing ~70,000 people immediately and thousands more later due to radiation exposure. #history #WW2 #WWII #EnolaGay #ad https://t.co/9AMxZJDLtc pic.twitter.com/QS9Azw8ECA
— Today In History (@URDailyHistory) August 6, 2020
On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I take the opportunity to urge governments, organizations and individuals to rededicate themselves to making the achievement of peace the centerpiece of our lives. https://t.co/jQjSW8hS66
— Dalai Lama (@DalaiLama) August 6, 2020
75 years ago today the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima, instantly killing tens of thousands of the city's inhabitants.
— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) August 6, 2020
“The danger of a nuclear catastrophe today is equal to the darkest days of the Cold War. And most of the public simply do not understand that reality,” says former Defense Secretary William Perry. https://t.co/LjoW6Fblzq
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) August 6, 2020
— Moments & memories (@momentmemori) August 6, 2020
The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima 75 years ago today.
Nuclear threat has not gone away.
Today there are thousands of weapons far more powerful, ready to be dropped in an instant.
— ICRC (@ICRC) August 6, 2020
Right now. This exact moment, August 6, 8:15 AM (JST), when you are scrolling through your feed, marks 75 years since a nuclear bomb was dropped on #Hiroshima, wiping out the city and killing tens of thousands in a flash. Let’s take a moment to remember the lives lost. pic.twitter.com/tub4D5RKaV
— ICAN (@nuclearban) August 5, 2020
Koko Kondo, a survivor of the atomic bombing of #Hiroshima and long-time activist for nuclear abolition has a message for young people. Join us in 20 minutes (15:00 JST / 07:00 GMT) for a live conversation with Koko → https://t.co/vYpyoDbJB1 #Hiroshima75 #nuclearban @peace_boat pic.twitter.com/D9VqkTe9VI
— ICAN (@nuclearban) August 6, 2020
#TodayInHistory Hiroshima is devastated by the atomic bomb Little Man in 1945. 140,000 killed, the plight of those who survived was even worse, many suffering from the radioactive fallout. This was a war crime in any way you see it. #LestWeForget #Hiroshima75 pic.twitter.com/s7OY3b3yB7
— History Under Your Feet (@HUFToday) August 6, 2020
A moment of silence was held this morning in Hiroshima, Japan to mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings, the first time in history a nuclear weapon was used in a war. Memorial ceremonies have been scaled back this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Images: EPA-EFE pic.twitter.com/A7skjXnpcw
— BFM News (@NewsBFM) August 6, 2020
Today 75 years ago, American bomber B-29 "Enola Gay" drops the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
— WWII Pictures (@WWIIpix) August 6, 2020
"Hell is probably like what we went through. It must never be allowed to happen again."#Hiroshima, #Nagasaki survivors plead for abolition of nuclear weapons on 75th anniversary of U.S.-led attacks.https://t.co/1PSJLQ7ffa
— Common Dreams (@commondreams) August 5, 2020
Remembering the horror of Hiroshima 75 years ago today. It is unacceptable that Australia hasn't signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. We must be working towards a world without nuclear weapons. #auspol #politas #nuclearban
— Andrew Wilkie MP (@WilkieMP) August 5, 2020
Due to the catastrophic consequences nuclear weapons pose, we reaffirm our commitment to achieving a world free of such arms. pic.twitter.com/qjyz6UvzRN
— European Greens (@europeangreens) August 6, 2020
“I think I am probably part of the last generation who can bear witness to the bombing. Before everything is lost, I want to somehow ensure that our sentiments will resonate into the future.”
— Greenpeace (@Greenpeace) August 6, 2020
75 years ago, at this exact moment, the United States used a nuclear weapon in war for first time in history, on the people of Hiroshima. Three days later it used a second nuclear weapon on Nagasaki. I, and many smarter than me, study what we study so they remain the world’s last pic.twitter.com/oP1P8dK1qu
— Vipin Narang (@NarangVipin) August 5, 2020
Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and Obama Gives Him a Hug https://t.co/FvCZFve5HY
— David Wolman (@davidwolman) August 6, 2020
“The current phase of this campaign [against China] began not with Trump but with Barack Obama, who in 2011 flew to Australia to declare the greatest build-up of U.S. naval forces in the Asia-Pacific region since World War Two.” –@johnpilgerhttps://t.co/nlsJj7SCmS
— Stephen W. Carson (@RadicalLib) August 5, 2020
Seventy-five years ago today, the United States dropped a single nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, killing more than 140,000 people and inflicting suffering across generations. We must prohibit and eliminate these horrific weapons before they are ever used again. #nuclearban #Hiroshima pic.twitter.com/aStt1qg6CV
— Tim Wright (@TimMilesWright) August 5, 2020
Charred bodies, the smell of burned flesh. 8.15 am 6/8/1945, US B-29 bomber 'Enola Gay' flying over #Hiroshima released 'Little Boy', a uranium bomb with a destructive force equivalent to 16 kilotons of TNT. Final death toll 140,000. Why are bombs still falling 75 yrs on? pic.twitter.com/56UgpkrnLl
— Ron Baumann (@DrRonBaumann) August 5, 2020
— Maria Ressa (@mariaressa) August 6, 2020
— @dkbiswas_74 (@74_dkbiswas) August 6, 2020
History department’s Martin J. Sherwin co-authors an op-ed about the U.S. decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan in Los Angeles Times. Read more >> https://t.co/6EXjlVHb4a
— georgemasonchss (@GeorgeMasonCHSS) August 5, 2020
Martin Sherwin publishes op-ed in Japanese newspaper about use of Atomic Bombs https://t.co/QoAgkGRXpM
— HIST/ARTH at GMU (@HistArthGMU) August 4, 2020
For a quick and easy-to-understand oral summary of recent research on the main questions surrounding the A-bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, watch this discussion with four leading historians: https://t.co/jMh2LX7Bnd No, it was not necessary.
— Joseph Essertier (@JosephEssertier) August 3, 2020
— ooberfuse (@ooberfuse) August 1, 2020
“We didn't need to do it, and we knew we didn't need to do it, and they knew that we didn't need to do it, we used them as an experiment for two atomic bombs.” ~ Brig. Gen. Carter Clarke, quoted in “The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb,” by Gar Alperovitz.https://t.co/1MUPBFYzHZ!
— Airis Dämon (@AirisDamon) July 30, 2020
Op-Ed: "U.S. leaders knew we didn't have to drop atomic bombs on Japan to win the war. We did it anyway," by historians Gar Alperovitz and Martin J. Sherwin via @latimes https://t.co/Ssfq9MxQGx #StillHere #Hiroshima #Nagasaki pic.twitter.com/e0pcmw7KPg
— Daryl G Kimball (@DarylGKimball) August 5, 2020
Historian Gar Alperovitz reshaped the debate about the use of nuclear weapons by the United States in 1945.
It was honour to host him for a conversation about Truman's 'Atomic Diplomacy' as we mark #Hiroshima75
— CND (@CNDuk) August 5, 2020
#OnThisDay at 08:15 in 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. Today we remember the lives lost and vow to double down on our campaign for a nuclear free world.
— CND (@CNDuk) August 6, 2020
This Foreign Policy piece on the 50th anniversary, from Gar Alperovitz, is a good overview of the difficulty historians have had contextualizing the explosion of the bomb at Hiroshima since 1945. https://t.co/iNUNtFqMKf
— Kip Hill (@kiphillreporter) August 5, 2020
— Jefferson Morley (@jeffersonmorley) August 4, 2020
"American public opinion, strongly supportive of the bombings at the time, has shifted markedly. Which generation has it right?" Jack Schwartz. https://t.co/SMlB4m9C4i
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 1, 2020
Hiroshima, Nagasaki survivors fear Trump policies could lead to new nuclear attacks https://t.co/urYJMlgK9Y
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 6, 2020
#WWII "The Invasion of Japan" Beginning in June 1945, the military leaders of Japan started a campaign called “The Glorious Death of One Hundred Million.” The message to the Japanese populace was that “it is glorious to die for the Holy Emperor of Japan" https://t.co/pU0Cg7MKP1
— Son of Sandor (@Son_of_Sandor) August 1, 2020