The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation’s 32nd Annual Evening for Peace took place on October 25 in Santa Barbara, California. The Foundation presented its Distinguished Peace Leadership Award to Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima and an outspoken advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
Introductory remarks by NAPF President David Krieger
Acceptance speech by Setsuko Thurlow
Interview with Ms. Thurlow on KCLU radio
Interview with Ms. Thurlow in the Santa Barbara Independent
Article in CASA Magazine (on page 4)
Setsuko was thirteen years old the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on her hometown, Hiroshima.
“How do you describe a Hell on Earth?” she asks. “Within that single flash of light, my beloved Hiroshima became a place of desolation, with heaps of rubble, skeletons and blackened corpses everywhere.”
She has chosen to make it her life’s mission to tell the story of what happened that day so that “…no human being should ever have to repeat our experience of the inhumane, immoral and cruel atomic bombing.”
Click here to learn more about NAPF’s 2015 Distinguished Peace Leader, Setsuko Thurlow.
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