|In August 2020, survivors commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. By then, however, most of the former survivors will have died. Only a few Kataribe, atomic bomb storytellers, remain to report on their experiences of August 1945. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary in 1995, several Kataribe in Hiroshima told me about their lives after the bombing. Here are their stories against oblivion. In order to protect future generations from the horrors of nuclear weapons.
Hardy Tasso (*1950 in Hamburg, Germany), studied politics and German. Freelance science writer since 1971 for public radio stations in Germany and other European countries. About 1,500 radio broadcasts on topics of nature, technology, computer science, social policy; television documentaries about living with handycapped children and violence in families; audio books on Daniel Goleman's Emotional Intelligence and Stephen Hawking's Universe in a Nutshell; books on drug addiction, environmental protection, artificial intelligence. Three international radio awards.