Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum, Hiroshima

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The Honkawa Elementary School Peace Museum is a museum of the Peace in Honkawacho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, Japan.The school was the closest school to ground zero.They lost about 400 students and more than 10 teachers, and the building took great amounts of damage from the atomic bomb dropped on August 6, 1945.The Peace Museum is the part of the school building with the basement of the former Hiroshima City Honkawa Elementary School; it is kept as a place to learn about the importance of peace.The museum is operated by the PTA, as well as former members of the PTA, and is cleaned and maintained by the students.The memorial service for the students and teachers killed in the blast is held every August 5 at the school. The school has also appeared in the manga Barefoot Gen, written by Keiji Nakazawa.
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  • As an old school building that survived the atomic bomb that exploded nearby the historical importance is unquestionable. It shows the cruelty of the bomb, as it killed most of the students that were ...  more »
  • This is where the memories of how an atomic bomb capable of destroying and killing those who are digging in their school education. Located not too far from the position of an atomic bomb explodes. Hi...  more »
  • Over 400 children died in this old school building turned peace museum. You enter through an active school yard's courtyard, sign in at the front office and receive a visitor's badge. You make you way...  more »
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  • A good piece of history that is often overlooked. Worth a stop, and free. Subject to school hours, so be careful when you go.
  • Good place for my kids
  • Certainly visited starting in 2009. To renew vows to wage war with both the bye to the various foreign et al of us teach new to defend itself from the threat of military force should be. This is because could not even listening to jungle in the international community, seeking reconciliation, talking opponents know from recent international developments. That's why must have not attacked other countries for military force. Because it is not helping other countries should somehow yourself. 20150523
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  • Beyond imagination
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  • Two survivors had close to ground zero (now island of surgery, internal medicine). Female teachers and is 5th grade female students at the time. Also enter the socks off the field in the cafe, but women's children are rescued, could not in will. Two other than the principal, staff and also pray for the souls of elementary school children. Moment of silence
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