Stories from the Pacific War: President Truman’s Grandson Hosts Atomic Bomb Survivor & US Veteran

November 17, 2015
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Masahiro Sasaki, survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and the brother to Sadako Sasaki, recounts his memories of his sister and her effort to fold 1,000 paper cranes while critically ill and suffering from exposure to atomic bomb radiation. Fred Mitchell, a US Navy Veteran and survivor of kamikaze attacks, reflects on the events that shaped his path toward reconciliation with former “enemies.” Moderated by Clifton Truman Daniel, eldest grandson of President Harry Truman, who will share his own journey toward understanding the dropping and effects of the atomic bombs, as well as his own experiences with atomic bomb survivors. A music performance by Yuji Sasaki, Sadako’s nephew, will accompany the program.

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Tickets: $15/$10 members & educators, $5 seniors & students with ID

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Related Events

For Students
1000 Paper Cranes: The Legacy of Sadako
Monday, November 16, 1:30 PM
at Japan Society

For Teachers
National Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference in New Orleans
Keynote speech by Masahiro Sasaki
Friday, November 13, 11:10 am
Featured Speakers: Masahiro Sasaki and Clifton Truman Daniel
Saturday, November 14, 11:15 am
Both events are co-sponsored by Japan Society and The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA).

Peace on Your Wings
Thursday, November 19
An origami crane folded by Sadako Sasaki will be donated to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence Missouri. Before she died from Hiroshima atomic bomb radiation-induced leukemia, Sadako folded 1,000 cranes for peace. Clifton Daniel Truman, Sadako’s brother and nephew will present the free program.

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
  • 7:00 pm