Interview with Father John Siemes

Eyewitness to Hiroshima -- August 6th, 1945

The complete text of the interview with Father John Siemes about his experiences in Hiroshima, including the rescue of Father Kleinsorge, who was prominent in John Hersey's book Hiroshima.

Jesuit Novitiate

The Jesuit Novitiate on the outskirts of Hiroshima

This photo and video show the novitiate outside of Hiroshima where Father Siemes was living on August 6, 1945.
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Video Segments from the Interview


Note: These videos are taken from the film The Atom Strikes, by the U.S. Army Signal Corps. This film is of historic interest and does not necessarily represent the policy or plans of the creating agency.