World War II Exhibit On Display At ECU

A lesson in history about World War II was on the minds of many at East Carolina University as a Hiroshima and Nagasaki poster exhibit came to town Saturday.

The A-Bomb poster exhibition was sponsored by the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum at ECU's Joyner Library.

The Asian Studies program hosted the reception which focused on an award winning documentary called, "Hellfire."

The video depicts the lives of two Japanese artists and their life after the atomic bombing.

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  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Mar 2, 2009 at 03:30 AM
    There is an important lesson or two to be learned here. One, if you drop bombs on someone, they might drop bigger bombs on you. Two, silly children, in there desire to show their elders that they smarter even with no experience, will almost always be ignorant of history and disrespectful toward those who gave so much so that our youth would have the freedom to act so stupid.
  • by Delta Location: Greenville on Mar 1, 2009 at 01:30 PM
    Too many so called americans (foreign transplants) not to mention the liberialist that have been brainwashed through the education system have become traitors to there own country that they call home. Its a shame our society has turned their back on america to instead put other countrys in the spotlight for killing americans, some of which there forefathers fought so they could exisit today. A really screwed up society we live in today.
  • by SBK Location: Belhaven on Mar 1, 2009 at 06:59 AM
    Hmmm, I wonder if there are any posters depicting the lives of American service members, after they came home missing limbs and suffering from injuries receieved at the hands of the Japanese. Or posters of some of the corpses of American captives after they were beheaded by their captors in the Phillipines and else where. Most likely I am here on Earth because of the bombs dropped at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. My dad served in the South Pacific. If the bombs handn't been dropped and Japan was invaded conventionaly , there's a good chance he wouldn't have survived the war.
  • by Saw It Location: ECU on Mar 1, 2009 at 01:29 AM
    I was not impressed. It's only posters. You can get more information out of books or on the web.
  • by ECU Guy Location: Greenville on Feb 28, 2009 at 07:40 PM
    What's interesting about this is that this exhibit has been in Joyner Library on ECU's campus for weeks and is just now getting media coverage. It's not well advertised. Those interested in viewing; go to the second floor and look for the ONE sign showing you where to go. Honestly ECU, something historical like this needs to be publicized a lot better.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Feb 28, 2009 at 07:24 PM
    What a shame, more liberal mush being poured into our nations youth. Of all the history associated with WWII, they choose the dropping of the A-bombs. Not only is that the subject matter, but it is portrayed from the recipients side as opposed to our side and why we did it. The "I hate America" crowd is still at it. They disgust me.

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