After 75 years, a question about race haunts Truman’s calculation on Hiroshima

After 75 years, a question about race haunts Truman’s calculation on Hiroshima

In this article, Rabbi Jim Rudin ponders the question of whether or not race played a role in President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Rabbi Rudin served as a U.S. Air Force chaplain in Japan in the early 1960’s. His duties included serving servicemen and families at the American Bomb Casualty Commission (ABCC) in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.