Kyoko Hayashi, atomic bomb survivor writer, died this Feb. 19, her family
said. She was 86.
Born in Nagasaki, Hayashi spent her childhood in Shanghai before returning
to her home city in 1945 prior to being exposed to the nuclear attack on
Aug. 9 that year at the age of 14 around 1.4 kilometres away from ground
zero. She was a writer and expends her life to fight against nuclear weapons
and the use of nuclear energy.
Her opinion can be seen in her book entitled "From Trinity to Trinity" and
in the following link:
Taki Yuriko and I are eternally grateful for the great recommendation of
dear Kyoko Hayashi on our book titled Genocide and we address your daughter
and the entire community of those who want nuclear disarmament to express
our regret over the death of Kyoko Hayashi.
The generation of survivors of the atomic bombs of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
as well as the other great genocides of the twentieth century, as the
Holocaust, is disappearing.
Those witnesses of those greatest ignominy generated by modern man against
himself, are going to memory, leaving their message "never again" and those
who came later (us) also began that journey to memory.
Remain the documents and thoughts written on pages of books, photographs and
art works; remain to suggest a new way of coexistence and human harmony that
wipes out wars and their genocides. We trust, those who replace us will
assume the necessary social responsibility.
Prof. Emeritus Dr. Ernesto Kahan MD University Professor - Poet – Physician
Tel Aviv University, Israel.
Academician - Real European Academy of DoctorsAcademician - International
Academy of Sciences, Technology, Education and Humanities (AICTEH) - Spain
1st Vice President - World Academy of Arts and Culture – WAAC/WCP
Former Vice President of IPPNW (Association awarded the Nobel Peace Prize)
and the actual president of the Israeli Branch
Vice President Intl Forum for Literature and Culture of Peace (IFLAC)
Israel President. Global Harmony Association (GHA)