Hiroshima is a book about war and remnants of war, with the context is the city of Hiroshima in Japan. At 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945, the US military dropped the first atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. The writer Hersey reached out to six survivors of the bombing and told the story of their lives. Each person has a different starting point, someone who is a doctor, a worker, a priest … at the time of the bomb explosion, when tens of thousands of people died instantly, houses were destroyed and burned. , then all six people above are thanks to a certain lucky second to survive. Hersey opened the book with the story of the six people above on the morning of the bombing: everything happened as usual and no one expected anything terrible. Before the bombing, They all have a life affected by the war, but still have full family, enough health, and a future. After the bombing, their lives changed completely …
Although it is about 6 survivors, the book tells about thousands of other less fortunate people, who died during and after the bomb explosion. There are people named by the author, there are people who are just corpses and ghosts along with hundreds of thousands of other corpses … a very haunting book, and very real.
This is a book that must be read to see the devastation of war – not only at a time when war kills people, but the consequences that persist for decades after the war is over. . The survivors of the bomb blast, known as hibakusha , are people who have had a different life, difficult to understand and understand by those who were not affected.
The book serves as a wake-up call to the reader about wars, nuclear weapons, and their immeasurable consequences – not only by the number of deaths, the number of people wounded, but by the small remains of life. with the remnants of the war.