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 Ask A Mortician

Ask A Mortician

Mortician in Los Angeles. You got death questions, we got death answers. Mortality + Culture.


What became of the bodies of those killed by the world’s first nuclear bomb drop? Thank you Patron deathlings, who make this all possible. The Co-op Funeral Home of People’s Memorial Find our new podcast on iTunes: Find our new podcast on Spotify: My two books! (perfect holiday gifts): WHERE ELSE YOU CAN FIND ME Website: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram: CREDITS Mortician: Caitlin Doughty Writing & Research: Louise Hung (@LouiseHung1) Editor & Graphics: Landis Blair (@landisblair) LEARN MORE “Under a Mound in Hiroshima: A City of Ashes the Size of Santa Fe” “Horikawa Keiko, the Forgotten Remains of Hiroshima: Tracking the Dead “Ninoshia Island, Awakening from Slumber, Part I” “As I See It: Digging up remains of ‘hibakusha’ shows war not yet over” “Harrowing Accounts from Hiroshima Survivors” “Hiroshima: Dropping the Bomb – Hiroshima – BBC” “The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima – The Daily 360 – The New York Times” The Repatriation of Atomic Bomb Victim Body Parts to Japan: Natural Objects and Diplomacy Susan M. Lindee, University of Pennsylvania, Department of History and Sociology of Science. Departmental Papers (HSS). 1998. “Memories of Hiroshima and Nagasaki” “Hiroshima and the Inheritance of Trauma” “The Fallout – Hiroshima: The medical aftermath of the day that changed the world” “Ninoshima of the Sleeping Dead” “Why did the US Bomb Hiroshima?” “Remembering Tragic Aftermath of Hiroshima Bomb – Hiroshima – BBC”