The exhibit on the aftermath of dropping of atomic bombs is deceiving about the alleged dearth of photographs (“The Days After,” Aug. 19).
My late father, Louis Geffen, then a judge advocate in the U.S. Army, arrived in Japan in November 1945. He was one of the early prosecutors of Japanese War Criminals. When he returned to the U.S. in March 1946, he brought back pictures of people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after bombs were dropped.
He had only a few pictures, which are in Special Collections at Woodruff Library at Emory University. I am certain, no matter what President Harry S. Truman ordered, that there are hundreds, maybe thousands, of pictures of people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which were brought back to America by military personnel who served in Japan.
An exhibit of those pictures should be held.