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Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima

Robert Jay Lifton


In Japan, “hibakusha” means “the people affected by the explosion”—specifically, the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima in 1945. In this study, the winner of the 1969 National Book Award in Science studies the psychological effects of the bomb on 90,000 survivors. He sees this analysis as providing a last chance to understand—and be motivated to avoid—nuclear war. This compassionate treatment is a significant contribution to the atomic age.

Keywords: Japan, hibakusha, atomic bomb, Hiroshima, nuclear war, atomic age

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780807843444
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807882894_lifton


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Jay Lifton, author