The Day of the Bomb

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The Day of the Bomb
1961 edition
Author Karl Bruckner
Original title Sadako Will Leben
Translator Frances Lobb
Country Australia
Language translated into English from German,
Genre Non-fiction book
Publisher Jungbrunnen
Publication date
Published in English
Media type print

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 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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