Here is a roundup of some of the most interesting content published recently on the Manhattan Project, World War II, and nuclear history:
- A different kind of ‘atomic tourist’ visits Hanford: In Crosscut, journalist Jenny Cunningham describes the visit of Mitsugi Moriguchi, a hibakusha or survivor of the Nagasaki atomic bombing, to Hanford and Richland, WA in March. (Pictured: the ruins of Urakami Cathedral after the Nagasaki bombing.)
- Death becomes us and 'The whole nuclear cycle’: The Santa Fe New Mexican and the Albuquerque Journal review the new “Atomic Histories” exhibit at the New Mexico History Museum. The exhibit explores the impacts of the Manhattan Project on New Mexico and the state’s nuclear history.
- Hanford and Manhattan Project featured in new guidebook: The Tri-City Herald has an article on the new edition of AHF’s Guide to the Manhattan Project in Washington State.
- Hiroshima survivor in Lowell to honor POWs killed in blast: On Memorial Day, Hiroshima survivor Shigeaki Mori visited Lowell, MA for the dedication of a memorial to 12 American prisoners of war who were killed in the bombing of Hiroshima. Mori has spent decades researching the men's lives and contacting their families.
- The secret cities where the atomic bomb was built: CNN discusses the "Secret Cities: The Architecture and Planning of the Manhattan Project" exhibition at the National Building Museum.
- This brilliant Chinese scientist was taught she was just as capable as men. Then she came to America: This Timeline article profiles Chien-Shiung Wu, the Chinese American physicist who worked on the Manhattan Project at Columbia University.