Sixty-six years ago today, at 11:02 am local time, the world changed forever. The U.S. military dropped an atomic bomb the equivalent of 22,000 tons of TNT on Nagasaki, Japan…three days after dropping a slightly smaller nuke onto Hiroshima. It is estimated that somewhere between 60k-80k people lost their lives in the attack.
From an MIT exhibit called Ground Zero 1945: Pictures By Atomic Bomb Survivors, stunning and tragic pieces of art from those who witnessed the horrors of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. These have eerie parallels with some of the scenes of destruction we see in Japan today. WARNING: Many of these portraits are disturbing.
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