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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Film of Truman Meeting Atomic Bomb Survivors Surfaces

Above, a screen shot from the film.

A film of a meeting of former President Harry S. Truman and atomic bomb survivors (hibakusha) has surfaced at a U.S. library, the Mainichi Shimbun reported.

Truman, while president, ordered the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. The video was shot in 1964 at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri.

According to the article.
INDEPENDENCE, Missouri -- A video showing a meeting in 1964 between former U.S. President Harry S. Truman, who had ordered the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, and a group of atomic bombing survivors has been found preserved at a U.S. library, it's been learned. 
While justifying the atomic bombing, which he said was necessary to end the war, Truman, who served as president from 1945 to 1953, expressed hope that nuclear weapons would never be used again, the video shows. This was the only occasion when former President Truman met with atomic bombing survivors, or hibakusha. The video was aired on TV only in a limited area at the time and the meeting had not been widely known.
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