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The city of Hiroshima in southwest Honshu, the largest island in Japan, was the target of the first dropping of an atomic bomb, on August 6, 1945. The bomb killed between 70, 000 and 80,000 people; in the following decade, tens of thousands died from the effects of radiation. For the German-Jewish philosopher Günther Anders (1902–1992), the destruction of Hiroshima represente…

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Dawsey, Jason, “Hiroshima”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 24 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0316>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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