75 years after the atomic bomb changed her life, Hiroshima survivor speaks out on trauma and the need to remember

Portrait of survivor, undated photo

On August 6th, 1945, nine-year old Mihoko was swinging in her elementary school playground in Hiroshima when the world’s first atomic bomb dropped and thrust her under rubble. In the teaching of history, the bomb is often lauded as a triumph of USA’s science and an end to what was a painful war…