(Magyar) A kiállítás

The exhibition

The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Atomic Bomb exhibition is the first permanent exhibition in Europe that shows the effects of nuclear weapons on our surroundings and on the human body. The exhibition would like to draw attention to the nuclear threat which is still present these days. The exhibition intends to showcase the horror of experiencing the bombings.The ‘Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds’ exhibition is a result of an ongoing formal cooperation of our museum and the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum.

Original artefacts arrived from Hiroshima and Nagasaki offered by these municipalities. The original exhibition could be visited between June 1 and October 31 2017, then between 2 January and 31 August 2018. From September 2018, original artefacts were replaced with replicas that are intended to show the effect of nuclear weapons.
This glass bottle was found in a construction site near the hypocenter. Several bottles deformed in a similar manner were found at the same site, evidence of the intensity of the bomb’s heat.
Shigeru Orimen (then 13) was a first-year student at the Second Hiroshima Prefectural Junior High School. He was exposed to the bomb while mobilized to demolish buildings. The next day, his mother, Shigeko (then 37), began wandering through the devastated city, searching desperately for him. Early in the morning of August 9th, she finally found his body with this charred water bottle and his lunchbox clutched under his stomach. Shigeru had plowed and cultivated some fields on a mountain. He had done this work for his mother as his father and elder brother were drafted for military service. The contents of the lunch in the box came from the first harvest from his fields. He had been so delighted with his lunch that day. Shigeko felt especially sorry that he had died without taking a bite.
On May 27, 2016, former President of the United States of America Barack Obama became the first sitting head of a country in possession of nuclear weapons to visit Peace Memorial Park and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. The exhibits he looked at included the paper cranes made by Sadako Sasaki, who hoped her leukemia would be cured, but died 10 years after the atomic bombing. President Obama then folded and gave four paper cranes to Hiroshima City and wrote a message to promote the abolition of nuclear weapons.