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German Chapter commemorated Hiroshima memorial day on 6 August 2021

August 6, 2021
Report by Ms. Evelyn Kamissek, the City of Hannover, Germany

To commemorate the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hannover's twin city Hiroshima in 1945, the Hiroshima Alliance Hannover invited to the Hiroshima Grove on the evening of August 6. The theme was "Conversation with a puppet - a hibakusha speaks about what conveys the urgent need to abolish all nuclear weapons”.

On the morning of the remembrance day, Mayor Hermann and City Superintendent Müller-Brandes struck the Peace Bell in the Aegidien Church at 8:15 a.m. in memory of the victims of the atomic bombing. A special feature was the musical contribution of singers of the Chamber Choir Hannover and the World Choir for Peace under the direction of Nicol Matt. In the afternoon, in addition to a multi-religious peace devotion, a haiku reading took place by the German-Japanese Society of Hannover Chadokai. The German-Japanese Friendship Circle Yukokai informed about its peace work in the theatre “Kommunales Kino” and showed the film "Prayer of a Mother". At the end of the commemoration day, the Chamber Choir Hannover and singers of the World Choir for Peace gave a free concert in the Masch-Park behind the Town Hall, while paper lanterns were traditionally set out on the Masch-lake

Photos: courtesy of the City of Hannover

Click here to watch a speech (in German) of Belit Onay, Mayor of the city of Hannover.

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