1. Excerpt from Hiroshima Diary (). 1. Michihiko Hachiya. 7 August I must have slept soundly because when I opened my eyes a piercing hot sun was . Michihiko Hachiya was a Japanese medical practitioner who survived the Hiroshima bombing in and kept a diary of his experience. He was Director of the. The late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya was director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his r .

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Word came to assemble in the office of the Communications Bureau. This is, in my estimation, one of those books that everyone should read.

The horrors are there, but he has selected from the mass of evidence, case histories that are important for medical science, human stories that touch the heart. All’alba del 6 agostodopo un turno di notte, si trova nel soggiorno di casa sua quando all’improvviso viene abbagliato da un lampo di luce.

Hachiya yet sustained a triumphant detachment of spirit that enabled him to lift others to his level. It is also important to keep in mind that while this work does have a definitive chronology, the work speaks more as a tapestry, little patches that work up to the complete picture. In there was very little understanding of radiation poisoning, but Dr. I understand it was then translated into English by another doctor with the intent that the language would remain as close to literal translation as possible.


Saggi di Elias Canetti estratto che chiude questa edizione del libro: Watson aka umberto rated it liked it Shelves: So well does one recall little things that I remember vividly how a stone lantern in the garden became brilliantly lit and I debated whether this light was caused by a magnesium flare or sparks from a passing trolley. He described the effects of the atomic bomb blast from its first flash in the early morning as he rested from his night shift as an air warden at the hospital.

Nov 13, Sara hiorshima it it was hacbiya Shelves: A part of history we shouldn’t forget, and must never repeat, told from within by the Director of a Hospital where many of the survivors later died due to the yet unknown effects of nuclear radiation.


This book describes what happened to him and what he saw. Nessuno sa cosa sia successo, quale terribile arma sia stata utilizzata dagli alleati per bombardare un paese ormai allo stremo, ma deciso a non arrendersi. Una testimonianza preziosa, unica, questa del Dr.

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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Sep 04, J. Those who believe in life. After the hachiyz he wrote the book The Hiroshima Diary. Hachiya himself, had to face. He was Director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital and lived near the hospital, about a mile from the explosion’s center.

This was meant to sometimes be a guide to his rounds and what medical and mental issues his patients had. The discussion page may contain suggestions. En fin, que un testimoniazo.

Solo ora, per la prima volta, sento di conoscerli realmente. There was no look of gallantry here, but rather, the faces of all showed expressions of despair and desperation.

Per 56 giorni il dottor Hachiya scrive meticolosamente il suo diario, all’inizio come paziente del suo stesso ospedale poi, una volta ripresosi dalle ferite, come dottore. Want to Read saving…. See all 3 questions about Hiroshima Diary…. The atomic bombing of hiroshima is part of the reason why today, young readers seek the literature of distopia for understanding. Their thirst for revenge and anger at the Emperor were extreme. Within a few days there was the “news” that Japan had used nuclear bombs on the West Coast of America, and the cities were destroyed and that the people were either killed or suffering After the bombing of Hiroshima, the author acting as both a doctor and patient in a hospital now devoted to the victims of radiation sickness decided to keep a diary.

The Hiroshima Communications Hospital was only about a mile away from the hypocenter, and close enough that his testimony and the variety of the hroshima, family, workers, and fiends are good hachoya for us to witness from a focused lens, the devastation, violence, and degradation one bomb had on a community.


When Michihiko returned to the hospital that he worked in, the Hiroshima Communications Hacuiyahe spent the night in the care of the hospital staff who were not seriously injured.

As time passes an understanding of what hit their city clears up, and historical events such as the surrender of Japan are brought up. Il fatto che questa frase sia stata pronunciata da Michihiko Hachiya, l’autore del diario, circa 15 giorni dopo l’esplosione della bomba atomica che rase al suolo Hiroshima, dovrebbe farvi capire di che libro stiamo parlando: Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were awesome, he found time to record the story daily, with compassion and tenderness.

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Likewise, I find it difficult to approach this excellent diary about an event so ingrained still into our imaginations and fears to this day, namely, the diaru of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima, and by extension, the subsequent hahiya of Nagasaki, the numerous testing on bigger bombs, the cousin of the atom bomb, the Hydrogen bomb, and the effect on the hachiiya and culture of the Cold War and beyond.

The staff and patients at the hospital call the atomic bomb that hit their city “pikadon”. I discovered that I had tripped over a man’s head. Hiroshimx diary cover the period from Aug. It doesn’t point any fingers of guilt, it is simply a journal, written as it happened, by a doctor who happened to be very close to the epicenter of the Hiroshima bomb. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mai come in questo diario sono riuscito a conoscere un giapponese.

A wonderful recollection of memories from one of the worst moments for mankind. I understand that it was hastily written in Japanese.