“Rest In Peace, For The Error Shall Not Be Repeated”

Hiroshima Peace Memorial

Memorial Monument For Hiroshima City Of Peace. The saddle shaped structure straddles a cenotaph that lists the names of all victims of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The epitaph on the cenotaph reads “Rest in peace, for the error shall not be repeated”. In the background, frozen in time, is the ravaged shell of the building known as the ‘A Bomb Dome’.—–

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

59 thoughts on ““Rest In Peace, For The Error Shall Not Be Repeated”

  1. Beautiful and touching. I experienced something similar on a visit to the Auschwitz Extermination Camp. Humans are capable of the greatest good, and the darkest evil. Every school-going child in Germany is required to visit at least one camp in their lifetime. It is a part of their education. And I think that is very important. You need to know what the human mind is capable of.
    Did I digress? Sorry… But your post did stir those feelings in me.

  2. I think it will not happen again … because nobody at the time didn’t really know the consequences that it will bring. Never been in Hiroshima, but been to Nagasaki – but it was before the memorial was built, late 70’s – I was there on the memorial day and all the bells that was ringing. Madhu, what a fantastic post … and you put down so much research job.

  3. URGH! I felt so so sad after reading those words on the “Children Peace Monument” plate. Why do they have to be children 😦 Then, I was fascinated by the Genbaku Dome building. And more importantly, it was nice to read “for the errors shall not be repeated.”

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