Holding of the “Hibakusha Worldwide” Exhibition” and presentation of seeds of A-bombed tree

July 31 to August 10, 2017 [Langen, Germany]

The City of Langen, a member city since 2010, hosted a poster exhibition “Hibakusha Worldwide” created by IPPNW Germany in its City Hall from July 31 to August 10. The exhibition ended with great success, receiving more than 250 visitors.

At the exhibition’s opening ceremony on July 31, the Mayor of Langen spoke about the importance of worldwide peace and nuclear disarmament and presented three facilities in Langen with the seeds of a ginkgo tree which was exposed to the atomic bombing in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The three facilities, House of Hesse Foundation, Ginkgo-Haus Langen, and the Fruit and Garden Club of Langen will take care of the seeds until they grow into big enough to be planted on grounds. When the seedlings are big enough, they will be planted in parks and other places to convey the message of peace to the citizens of Langen.

>Press release on the City of Langen website (in German)

(From left to right) Frieder Gebhardt (Mayor of the City of Langen), Barbara Siehl (House of Hesse Foundation), Peter Kaus (Gardener in Chief at the Castle of Wolfsgarten, House of Hesse), Udo Rach (Vice Chairman of Ginkgo-Hause Langen), Heinz-Georg Sehring (Fruit and Garden Club of Langen), Hartmut Pfannemüller (Fruit and Garden Club of Langen) and Dieter Schlapp (Fruit and Garden Club of Langen)
(Photo Courtesy of the City of Langen)