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Letter to Obama By Late Author of 'Barefoot Gen' Discovered


Offbeat  (tags: death, war, Hiroshima atomic bombing, Barefoot Gen, letter, Obama )

Naoko
- 996 days ago - mainichi.jp
Nakazawa, who died in 2012 at age 73, wrote "Barefoot Gen" based on his real life experiences living through the aftermath of the A-bomb.



   

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Trish K (29)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 6:54 am
Lovely letter to President Obama and a sentiment longed for by many. Would love to read the book and to visit the Memorial Museum in Hiroshima.

" I hope that you, your wife Michelle and your daughters Malia and Sasha will read "Barefoot Gen" together. I believe that you will find it a useful means of understanding the actual experience of the atomic bomb victims, and of preparing for an eventual visit to Hiroshima.

"Barefoot Gen" is not a work of fiction, but is based on my own experiences as a survivor as well as those of my family and friends. It is my prayer that Gen's story will help galvanize the commitment of peace-loving people around the world to the goals you have so eloquently expressed. I also pray for the health and happiness of you and your family. "

Sincerely yours,

Keiji Nakazawa

Hiroshima, Japan
 

Animae C (507)
Thursday May 26, 2016, 3:13 pm
Thanx Naoko
 

MmAway M (519)
Friday May 27, 2016, 1:29 am
TY Naoko
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday May 28, 2016, 1:37 am
Poignant.
Shared to spread awareness.
 
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