Voices of the Hibakusha: Koko Tanimoto Kondo

Koko-Kondo-standing-255px

Koko Tanimoto Kondo is a prominent Atomic Bomb survivor and is the daughter of Rev. Kiyoshi Tanimoto, the Methodist minister known for his work for the Hiroshima Maidens and featured in John Hersey’s Hiroshima.  As one of the youngest surviving hibakusha, Kondo frequently travels to advocate global peace and nuclear disarmament.

In 2011, Koko Kondo recalled the events of August 6, 1945, for a group of American and Japanese students. The following was filmed and uploaded courtesy of Christian Greco.

View Part I of Koko Tanimoto Kondo’s story filmed August 1, 2011 in Kyoto, Japan, HERE.

View Part II HERE.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s