October 12, 2009
Keijiro Matsushima gives you a first-hand account of the A-bomb attack on Hiroshima as he experienced it that day on Aug. 6, 1945. The event will feature a multimedia presentation (given in English) with pictures that Matsushima will be bringing with him as he flies from Japan to Colorado to share his story.
“So you saw the mushroom cloud. I was underneath it.” --Keijiro Matsushima
Keijiro Matsushima was only 16-years-old when the Atomic Bomb was dropped on Hiroshima during World War II. At that time, he was inside a school building that was only two kilometers away from the epicenter.
An estimated 140,000 people were killed that day from the A-bomb which constituted 40 percent of Hiroshima’s population.
Keijiro will come to CSU and tell his story about the bombing and how it impacted him and the city he lived in. He has visited the U.S., Germany, Belgium and other countries and has spoken of his A-bomb experience.
Testimony of Hiroshima Survivor: Keijiro Matsushima is sponsored by Campus Activities, GUIDE (Gaining Understanding through Involvement, Diversity, and Education), and A/PACC (Asian/Pacific American Culture Center).
A Q&A session will allow participants to ask questions and learn more about the impact of this event on his life. This event is free so all faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend.
Contact: Brandon Cox
Phone: (970) 491-4116