Background

Nagasaki Before and After August 6, 1945

Few events in history carry a collective memory as salient as World War II.  The defining, and arguably concluding incident within this struggle occurred on August 6, 1945 and again three days later when the United States decided to deploy atomic force upon the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.  Ten days later, Japan surrendered.  Two hundred thousand individuals were reported dead within a month of the bombings, yet many thousands more were effected by the radiation throughout their life.  This weapon was created by scientists, men and women who unknowingly facilitated the murders of innocent men, women, and children.  On the macro level we know what the result of the Manhattan Project was; this website chooses to explore the trauma the scientists who worked on the the project felt at the micro level.