The Day of the Bomb

The Day of the Bomb (in German Sadako Will Leben, meaning Sadako Wants to Live) is a non-fiction book written by the Austrian author Karl Bruckner in 1961.

The Day of the Bomb
1961 edition
AuthorKarl Bruckner
Original titleSadako Will Leben
TranslatorFrances Lobb
Languagetranslated into English from German,
GenreNon-fiction book
Publication date
Published in English
Media typeprint

The story is about a Japanese girl named Sadako Sasaki who lived in Hiroshima and died of illnesses caused by radiation exposure following the atomic bombing of the city in August 1945.

The book was translated into most major languages, published on the world wide web, and is often used as material for peace education in schools around the world.

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