Iceland Remembers Nagasaki Skip to content

Iceland Remembers Nagasaki

Today marks 68 years since the Nagasaki bombing. Hiroshima was bombed three days earlier, on August 6, 1945. The victims will be remembered with candle floating in Akureyri and Reykjavík.

nagasaki_reykjavik_city_library_websiteThe Nagasaki bombing. The photo was part of an exhibition on loan to Iceland from The Nagasaki National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb.

Around 214,000 people are thought to have died immediately after or within the first few months after the attacks.

Candles will be floated on the southwestern side of the Reykjavík Pond at 10:30 pm and by the pond at the Akureyri Museum at 10 pm this evening in remembrance of the victims of the attacks, visir.is reports.

This is the 29th time that pacifists in Iceland hold remembrance ceremonies for Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

ZR

Sign up for our weekly newsletter

Get news from Iceland, photos, and in-depth stories delivered to your inbox every week!

* indicates required

Subscribe to Iceland Review

In-depth stories and high-quality photography showcasing life in Iceland!

Share article

Facebook
Twitter