Memorial ceremony for A-bomb victims, 6-9 August 2012

 In remembrance of 67th anniversary of the Hiroshima & Nagasaki atomic bomb attack, Tehran Peace Museum will host the installation and video art : “1 second white, 1 second black”. This is an art work by Shirin Abedinirad and Alireza Amirhajebi, which will be performed on 6th August 2012, from 8:15am to 8:15pm and will be followed on 7th and 8th August.

Side events including workshop for making paper crane, reading Sadako’s story, prayer for world peace, etc.. Will be held at the Peace Museum on those days.

During the final stages of World War II in 1945, the United States conducted two atomic bombings against the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan. These two events are the only use of nuclear weapons in war to date.

Within the first two to four months of the bombings, the acute effects killed 90,000–166,000 people in Hiroshima and 60,000–80,000 in Nagasaki, with roughly half of the deaths in each city occurring on the first day.

Apart from an annual memorial ceremony in Hiroshima and Nagazaki on 6th  and 9th of August, people and activists around the world organize events and memorials to commemorate victims of atomic attacks, to pray for world peace and to recall their appeal for abolition of nuclear weapons.

for more information contact:

 Tehran Peace Museum, North gate, City Park (Park-e- Shahr), Tehran, Iran
Tel: +98-21-66756945

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