Hiroshima Diary is the riveting journal of the late Dr. Michihiko Hachiya, director of the Hiroshima Communications Hospital when the world’s first atomic bomb was dropped on the city. Though his responsibilities in the appalling chaos of a devastated city were enormous, he found time to record the story daily with compassion and tenderness.
Dr. Hachiya’s compelling diary was originally published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1955 with the help of Dr. Warner Wells of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Warner was a surgical consultant to the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission and became a friend of Dr. Hachiya. In a new foreword, John Dower reflects on the enduring importance of the diary fifty years after the bombing. Download and start listening now!