Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

Tokyo International University of America Students Host Atomic Bomb Exhibit

The sixth annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki peace exhibit was recently on display in the Montag Den at Willamette University.

Created by members of Julie Varga's advanced English class, "Sharing Hiroshima," the exhibit included a labyrinth of information about the atomic bombs dropped during World War II, showings of anime related to the war, a children's activity table and opportunities for discussion.

The exhibit was the students' final project after a semester spent studying how both Japanese and Americans experienced World War II, what they thought about themselves and how they viewed each other.

These topics provide a context for the atomic bombs and their effects. As more bombing survivors die, the students feel it is important to pass on their stories and life lessons to future generations.