The theme for our second Rethinking Peace Seminar, which will be held later this month in New York City, is memory. With this in mind, over the next few weeks we will post links to stories about historical memory. The first is a story about the firebombing of Tokyo near the end of WWII. It recently appeared in Jacobin, an online and print magazine published monthly.

Here is the link to the article.

Tokyo Station after the firebombing.

Tokyo Station after the firebombing.

Please note that the views in the Jacobin article are solely that of the author, and do not necessarily reflect my views. What is clear is that many US citizens are completely ignorant about this horrible atrocity. On the 70th Anniversary of Operation Meetinghouse, let us all reflect and remember those that perished in the firebombing.

Source: https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/03/tokyo-f...
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AuthorPaul Hastings