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AtomicBombMuseum.org Initiates Educational Web Site for the 60th Anniversary of Atomic Bombings

AtomicBombMuseum.org provides a new online educational resource for those with an interest in the historical record of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Atlanta, Georgia – August 5, 2005 – AtomicBombMuseum.org today announced the availability of its educational web site. The announcement comes on the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The AtomicBombMuseum.org web site is dedicated to provide information to students, educators and concerned citizens at home and around the world about the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan.

The mission of AtomicBombMuseum.org is to be an easily accessible tool for secondary and higher education students and teachers, providing a meaningful source of historical and current information about atomic and nuclear weapons to young people around the globe. The organization plans to continually expand the depth and breadth of the web site, while maintaining its stated goal of providing a balanced, easy-to-understand approach to help students navigate this complex and politically charged field of study.

“It is our hope that AtomicBombMuseum.org will serve as a springboard for people who want to personally discover the lessons of those unique historical events that took place in August of 1945,” said David Swain, Editor-in-Chief of the web site, and translator of the first full accounting of the 1945 atomic bombings, “Hiroshima and Nagasaki: the physical, medical, and social effects of the atomic bombings” (Basic Books, Inc., 1981) as well as a shorter popular account, “The Impact of the A-bomb: Hiroshima and Nagasaki” (Iwanami Shoten, 1985).

About AtomicBombMuseum.org

AtomicBombMuseum.org is a project of Global Peacemakers Association, a non-profit corporation dedicated to promoting the culture of peace, and represents a collaboration of many advisors and contributors in the U.S. and Japan. Steven Leeper is Executive Director of Global Peacemakers Association and Assistant to the President of the Mayors for Peace, a U.N. registered non-governmental organization with members in over 1000 cities representing 112 countries and regions worldwide.

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