U.N. in Vienna gets A-bomb exhibit

Kyodo

The cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will set up a permanent exhibit on the 1945 atomic bombings at the United Nations office in Vienna in August, the Hiroshima Municipal Government said Thursday.

The exhibit will feature four or five items, including clothing and a watch worn by victims, as well as photo panels and videos of survivors recounting their experiences, the municipal government said.

The idea was proposed by the U.N. office in Vienna to Nagasaki Mayor Tomihisa Taue last August.

“The exhibit is expected to help people learn about the realities of the devastation caused by the atomic bombings, since numerous government officials and tourists visit Vienna, which is home to many international organizations,” a Hiroshima official said.

Similar exhibits have already been set up at the U.N. headquarters in New York and the U.N. office in Geneva.