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WATCH: Hiroshima and Holocaust survivors meet in Jerusalem

Last month, a group of four Hiroshima survivors visited Israel through the initiative of Sharon Dolev and the Israeli Disarmament Movement. Dolev is engaged in one of the most difficult form of activism: the call for a discussion over the Israeli nuclear program, which is considered taboo by media and public alike. “Bringing Hiroshima survivors to Israel,” Dolev said at an event in the Heinrich Boell Stiftung, “was the fulfillment of a life-long dream.”

The Social TV accompanied the survivors in their visit, which included an emotional visit to the Holocaust museum Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, where they met Jewish survivors. Watch the report, with English subtitles, here:

Research: Noam Foreman; Cameramen: Adam Kaminsky, Noam Foreman; Subtitles: Bob Goldman. The Social TV is an independent media NGO working to promote social change, human rights, social justice and equality, and to mobilize its viewers towards activism.

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    1. XYZ

      A couple of points:
      (1) While the stories of the Hiroshima survivors are very moving, there is, of course, no comparison between the Holocaust and America’s use of nuclear weapons against Japan in World War II.

      (2) While the sentiments written on the banner we see at the end calling for a peaceful world without nuclear weapons, I am not sure banning nuclear weapons would indeed lead to a more peaceful world. People were quite efficient at killing each other before nuclear weapons were developed and in fact, the vast majority of the 55 million people killed in World War II were killed with conventional weapons. Banning nuclear weapons would likely make the world MORE war-like because people are horrified at the thought of nuclear weapons being used, the thought of wars using conventional weapons are more “thinkable” and thus I think that would lead to a more unstable world, not a more stable, peaceful one.

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