3sat commemorates the atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 years ago. 3sat commemorates the tragic event with a special program.


The program includes three documentaries and an animated short that will be aired from August 3rd to 5th. Included is the award-winning animated short film “Obon”. In it, Akiko Takakura, one of the few survivors of the atomic bomb explosion in Hiroshima within a radius of 500 meters, tells of her experiences. Even today it is plagued by the terrible impressions, especially when the Obon Ghost Festival is celebrated. 3sat shows the film by André Hörmann and Anna Bergmann on August 3 at 10:25 p.m. as a free TV premiere.

Immediately afterwards, at 10:40 p.m., the documentary “Hiroshima, Nagasaki – Atomic Bomb Victims Testify” from 1985 follows in a restored version. The film by director Hans-Dieter Grabe lets some of the victims who can still testify speak. On Tuesday, August 4th, the documentary “When the sun fell from the sky” will follow at 10:25 p.m. In the German premiere, director Aya Domenig traces her dead grandfather, who worked as a doctor in Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped.

The program concludes on August 5 at 11:55 p.m. “Nagasaki – Why did the second bomb fall?” From 2015. In it, Klaus Scherer, ARD correspondent in Japan and America, directs a look at the victims of Nagasaki and talks to the latest witnesses.

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  • hiroshima: obs / 3sat / ZDF / Anna Samo


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