Bonn, Germany Remembers Dead from Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

28 September 2020, 12:04 PM
Bonn, Germany Remembers Dead from Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945

Action in Bonn

in Memory of the Dead from the Atomic Bombs on

Hiroshima and Nagasaki 1945

This year we commemorated the day when over 100 thousand people died by the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The URI member group Intercultural Circle Bonn organized an action on the Kennedy Bridge, which crosses the River Rhine in Bonn, Germany.

People were asked to write good wishes for peace and good life for all people and all nations on rice-paper and handed them over to the river, which carries them into the world.

Bonn, Germany Remembers Dead from Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945

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Bonn, Germany Remembers Dead from Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945
Bonn, Germany Remembers Dead from Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945
Bonn, Germany Remembers Dead from Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945
Bonn, Germany Remembers Dead from Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 1945

"Many people passed by and liked our action very much! Although it was a very hot day, so we stood there for one hour in the burning sun! So I have to say a big thank-you to all participants." 

We chose the Kennedy Bridge not only because it is in the center of Bonn, but also because it is named after the US President Kennedy, who managed the Cuba-Crisis. That was in October 1962, when all the world was in fear of a nuclear war.

Written by Marianne Horling