Father Hubert Schiffer, (1915 – March 27, 1982) was one of eight German Jesuits who survived the nuclear bomb “Little Boy” dropped on Hiroshima. He was only eight blocks away from ground zero when the explosion occurred
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were Catholic strongholds in Japan. They targets were chosen to wipe out Catholicism in Japan. It was part of a systematic destruction of Catholicism of the 20th century.