From Linus Pauling's journal: Albert Einstein confessed to Pauling that he [Einsten] "made one great mistake" in his life. "When I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made, but there was some justification.
Hibakusha - Japan's Atomic Bomb Survivors: a Photo Project by Peter Blakely. Voices of the "Explosion-Covered People" Une Toshie, 86. "When the bomb was dropped over Hiroshima I was 26. I had been working at a nursery for children. I was in the middle of cooking some pumpkin. ... It became pitch dark. I felt something overwhelm me and I was pushed down on the floor. I stayed lying down, stricken with fear. Getting up, I saw an orange-colored scene, extending as far as the eye could see."
'Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivors Face Brighter Future,' proclaimed the text accompanying this photograph of Mitsuko Kuranoto and Emiko Takemoto as they arrive at Mitchel Air Force Base on Long Island, NY. Source: AP Wire 9 May