Hiroshima podcast on Public Radio

pri.org/hiroshima- a podcast addressing the trauma of the atomic bomb.  Also addresses the mental health considerations.  (And don’t forget the severely constrained Smithsonian exhibit.)  I’m especially interested in the concept of the memory keepers – those who were not there for the bombing, but who carry forward the memory of family members who were.  But there is the question of how well one’s descendants can perform the role of memory keeping – and I think this same issue significantly affects the cultural and “popular” understanding of past traumas such as the Holocaust, slavery, and the Native American genocide.

We might also frame Perreault’s Autography as contemporaneous memory keeping.

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