Exhibition Opening: Poster Exhibition of 74 Years After the Atomic Bomb Attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On September 2, a poster exhibition in commemoration of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 will open on the premises of the Volkshochschule in Bad Godesberg.
The exhibition will be inaugurated with an opening speech by Andreas Preu, Head of the Department of Politics, Science and International Affairs of the VHS. Shota Urano, Vice Consul of the Cultural Department of the Japanese Consulate General in Düsseldorf, as well as Arne Molfenter, Head of Office of the United Nations Regional Information Centre, will give short speeches to commemorate the historic events at the end of World War II and their importance for today. The opening ceremony will conclude with a short film about the Hibakusha, the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The exhibition aims at informing the general public about the impact of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and their consequences for humans and the environment.
The posters are provided by the Peace Museum in Hiroshima. The exhibition seeks to highlight that the international security situation has worsened in recent years and new tensions have arisen between nuclear powers. At a time when the reasoning of nuclear disarmament is being called into question, this exhibition points to the immense importance of disarmament for securing peace in this world. Nuclear disarmament was the subject of the very first resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations back in January 1946 and is still as urgent for the world community as it was then.
Date: September 2, 2019
Venue: Am Michaelshof 2, 53177 Bonn