Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Fifty Years of Deceit and Self-deception

This Exhibition of Science for Peace protests fifty years of duplicity by the Allied governments over the decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The exhibition is of special interest to students, scientists, engineers and historians, and comprises:

  • Near-life-size models of Little Boy and Fat Man, the grotesquely named bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
  • “Fifty years of nuclear terror”, an exhibit of 10 panels prepared by the War Resisters League, which includes a description of the gutting of the Smithsonian Enola Gay exhibit under pressure from Congress and the American Legion.
  • “Fifty Years of Censorship”, an exhibit of five panels addressing the questions: What is it to be a scientist or engineer after Hiroshima?” and “What is it to be a historian after 50 years of brazen lying, misinformation and partial or delayed release of documents by the Allied governments?”
  • Sample copies of books, including: “The Decision to Drop the Bomb” by Gar Alperowitz, Knopf 1995; :Hiroshima in America: fifty years of denial” by Robert Jay Lifton and Greg Mitchell, Grosset/Putnam 1995. ISBN 0-399- 14072-7.

ORGANIZERS:

Dominick Jenkins, graduate student in Philosophy at the University of Toronto, conceived the project and wrote the notes for the brochure;

Peter Shepherd, carpenter and student, made the models and has been responsible for transporting and mounting the Exhibition at the different locations listed below;

Eric Fawcett coordinated the project and is in charge of reservations to show the exhibit.