Hiroshima: Memorial Mound

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Title

Hiroshima: Memorial Mound

Subject

Atomic bomb--Hiroshima; Atomic bomb victims

Description

Near the point of the Peace Memorial Park, close to the blast hypocenter, is the Memorial Mound. The many bodies that lay strewn in the area near the hypocenter and the bodies pulled out of the river were brought to this site and cremated. Shortly after the end of the war, a vault and a memorial mound were built at the site. In 1955, a permanent vault and mound were built and unclaimed ashes from other sites throughout the city were brought here. It is estimated that the ashes of nearly 70,000 victims lie in the vault, victims whose ashes were unclaimed because the identity of the victims was unknown or because the entire family had perished and there was nobody to claim the ashes.
Collection Librarian: Amy Bryant. Please send comments or content corrections to Michael Thiedeman, Professor of Art, Earlham College, Richmond, IN 47374 USA. email address: thiedmi@earlham.edu

Contributor

Thiedeman, Michael
Earlham College

Rights

Material may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, and Earlham College. Photographer retains copyright.

Format

Image/jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

ecasia000854
ecasia_a_000854

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
6-Aug-45
Chugoku (region), Hiroshima (prefecture), Hiroshima (inhabited place)
7004499

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Physical Dimensions

1200 w x 709 h, 150ppi

Files

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Citation

“Hiroshima: Memorial Mound,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4218.