the bomb

How to remember the horror and what to do that might prevent it in future …
I have once been in Nagagsaki and the museum pieces which leave the most disturbing experience are tiny objects like shadows of laundry against a wooden wall ….
It is the story about the unspeakable of suffering, the children and simple inhabitants and their lifes, that very second which was surprised and changed entirely by the devastating flash of the bomb which tells more then the general facts.
So how to recall these horrific destruction occurring through technical ability which in general was meant to be used against criminal Hitler Germany and had been developed with the help of scientists who had to flee the country together with most intellectuals, artists etc …
If Germany was meant to be brought down by the bomb why was it thrown then there and what to tell my corean friends who ask why Japan can rightfully mourn and accuse here, but does not deal with the fact of its own destructive and dehumanizing actions in the countries around. And can I as a german touch that really?
Eventhough there is the point I agree totally with that whatever history tells it can’t be simply put aside. The complexity of a global world demands at least the acknowledgement of past deeds and events .. as the re-occurance of shadows is already inherented in neglecting arrogance – and that adresses as well a single nation (lets say here like Germany or Japan) as as well a part of the world which perceives itself as first or developed.

Thus recalling eventually the entire influence and effects of nuclear weapons and bombs best with a link to the collection of the artistic bomb project:
The Bomb Project is a comprehensive on-line compendium of nuclear-related links, imagery and documentation. It is intended specifically as a resource for artists, and encourages those working in all media, from net.art, film and video, eco-intervention and site-specific installation to more traditional forms of agitprop, to use this site to search for raw material. The Bomb Project has gathered together links to nuclear image archives (still and moving), historical documents, current news, NGOs and activist organizations as well as government labs and arms treaties. It makes accessible the declassified files and graphic documentation produced by the nuclear industry itself, providing a context for comparative study, analysis and creativity.
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