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Horatores Pacis



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On August 6th 1945 the first time in history a nuclear weapon had been used outside a test area and was dropped on a major town. Suddenly a single plane with a single bomb was able to erase a whole city. Within a moment around 80,000 people died in the atomic inferno - by the end of the year, injury and radiation brought the total number of deaths to 140,000. When in 1947 on the occasion of the first Peace Festival near Ground Zero, the mayor of Hiroshima, Shinzo Hamai, raised his voice to commemorate the dead; he invented a tradition of Peace Declarations, delivered each year by the acting mayor. These mayors became horatores pacis: reminding and warning speakers for peace.

Author Biography

Wolf Hannes Kalden studierte Europaische Ethnologie / Kulturwissenschaft sowie die sozialwissenschaftlichen und sprachwissenschaftlichen Japanologie in Marburg, unterbrochen durch ein Auslandsstudium der vergleichenden Kulturwissenschaft an der staatlichen Universitat Yamaguchi / Japan. Magister 2005 zum kulturellen Gedachtnis in Japan an nationalen Erinnerungsorten am Fallbeispiel Hiroshima. 2008 Diplomarbeit zu Mehrsprachigkeit und doppelten" Identitaten. Im Anschluss Lehrauftrage am OAZ der Universitat Dresden."
Release date Australia
December 30th, 2014
Edited by Wolf Hannes Kalden
Country of Publication
United States
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