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Friday, August 10, 2012

Atom bomb historic sites may become national park

Another Remembrance in Spacetime

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“(CBS News) The U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan, 67 years ago. It led to the Japanese surrender that ended World War II, and brought us into the nuclear age. Now there's a plan to mark the history of that devastating weapon by turning its birthplaces into a national park.


Even the home of the bomb's lead physicist Robert Oppenheimer would be open for tours. It's still standing and so is its longtime resident. Helene Suydam, 92, moved there in the late '50s. She's kept the living room very much the way Oppenheimer left it. When asked if her home becomes a national park - and what happens to her in the meantime - Suydam said with a laugh, 'Well, they don't get it until I'm not here, so I'm not worried!'”
— By Lee Cowan, August 6, 2012 (CBS News)
[h/t "Los Alamos Report"]

As a personal aside, I know Helene Suydam from my duplicate bridge-playing days in Los Alamos. Back then, however, I was not aware that she lives in the most famous home in Los Alamos — Robert Oppenheimer's former residence.

I checked the present-day roster of local players at the Los Alamos Duplicate Bridge Club, and I note that Helene is still playing bridge.
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