The Day of the Bomb

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The Day of the Bomb
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1961 edition
AuthorKarl Bruckner
Original titleSadako Will Leben
TranslatorFrances Lobb
CountryAustria
Languagetranslated into English from German,
GenreNon-fiction book
PublisherJungbrunnen
Publication date
1961
Published in English
1962
Media typeprint

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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