“When they finally reached the riverbank they collapsed, rose again, stumbled 20 or 30 meters, and fell. They didn’t get up again.”
“When the A-bomb erupted above Hiroshima, people jumped into the river to escape the fires. One after another, they plunged in at full tilt. Soon the river flowed with swollen bodies, their skin and clothes tattered.”
When the translator, Naoko Koizumi, asked me if I could edit her English rendition of Dr. Watanabe’s history of the IPPNW, I knew it would be a big project. I also knew that it was something I’d be honored to undertake.