Students Attend Lecture by Hiroshima Survivor

Students Attend Lecture by Hiroshima Survivor


Koko Tanimoto Kondo

Buena Vista University Japanese instructor Yuriko Togashi and a group of BVU students attended a lecture by Hiroshima atomic bomb survivor, Koko Tanimoto Kondo at UPS Auditorium in Lincoln Center in Sioux City on April 8.

Kondo is the youngest survivor of the atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and she travels the world lecturing and advocating for peace.

"The lecture was very moving, educational, and powerful," said Togashi. "She wiped the tears from her cheek many times while she was talking about her experience and sharing a lot of sad stories about her family and friends. Her strong message against war and using nuclear weapons touched me deeply."

Koko Tanimoto Kondo with the BVU group after the lecture.