Unlike Hiroshima, Nagasaki lies in a series of narrow valleys bordered by mountains in the east and west. The bomb exploded about 500 m. (1,625 ft.) above the ground and directly beneath it (the hypocentre) was a suburb of schools, factories, and private houses. The radius of destruction for reinforced concrete buildings was 750 m. (2,437 ft.), greater than at Hiroshima where the blast caused by the bomb was more vertical. But because of the topography, and despite the Nagasaki bomb being more powerful, only about sq. km. ( sq. mi.) of Nagasaki was reduced to ashes compared with 13 sq. km. (5 sq. mi.) of Hiroshima. Of the 51,000 buildings in the city % were completely destroyed or burt, with % escaping any damage.
Life as we know it here, upon this earth of ours, is full of violence. Violence is a part of existence. As a child, reading this fairy tale had never incited me to commit any crime! On the contrary, it taught me to be vigilant and brave in the face of danger.
All those who oppose reading this story(and others like this) to their children, and then let them watch or play violent video games or movies, are fooling themselves. Children DO KNOW the difference between real and imagined. And besides, every fairy tale story of old has a moral to teach, a thing quite valuable to a growing up our children are being exposed to these days is much more damaging to them than a fairy tale story of Hansel and Gretel
Please, let the children be children as long as possible, their innocence is an absolutely necessary component of a healthy society..
“After the bombing at my brother’s graduation party, the people who blew up the bomb came after my family, saying that they were going to kill us. They hated people who worked with the government, and they would do anything to kill them. My parents had invited friends and family and some people from the government to the party. After moving to the United States, my mother had a hard time forgiving those people, but we had to move on and live the life we wanted. I have pushed myself to learn everything I can, even though it was hard for me. I am so proud of myself this year for taking hard classes and doing my very best. I want my mom to see me graduate from college, just like my oldest brother would have done.”