Council to host online webinar on the Hiroshima Resilience Project

9th March 2021

Hiroshima Relience Project

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is hosting an online webinar at 2.00 pm on Thursday 25 March 2021 offering people the opportunity, through the Hiroshima Resilience Project to look at life in the Japanese city before, during and after it was devastated by an atomic bomb on 6 August 1945.

Hiroshima was one of two Japanese cities, the other being Nagasaki, to be destroyed by atomic bombs in a 3 day period which hastened the conclusion of World War II in the Pacific Theatre.

Speaking about the webinar, the Chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Diana Armstrong said;

“We are all too aware of the devastating impact the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had causing widespread death and destruction and causing untold suffering for a generation afterwards.

The story of Hiroshima is one of catastrophe, tragedy and loss but also one of hope, optimism and positivity. I believe there is a lesson for the world in that and I would encourage as many people as possible to avail of this excellent opportunity to learn about this period in history.”

The Hiroshima Research Project pairs online presenters/facilitators with virtual technology to tell the story of Hiroshima, before, during and after 6 August 1945.

The webinar is being hosted by the Good Relations Service of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and is funded by the Executive Office through the Good Relations Programme.

To book a place, please contact Pauline Clarke, Good Relations Officer, by email at pauline.clarke@fermanaghomagh.com.