Hiroshima backs D-Day beaches’ UNESCO bid 廣島支持D-Day海灘爭取UNESCO登錄為世遺

Wed, Oct 03, 2012 - Page 10

The Japanese city of Hiroshima, devastated by a World War II atomic bomb, has backed the granting of world heritage site status to the D-Day landing beaches in France, a local official said.

Laurent Beauvais, president of Lower Normandy, said in a statement that the support by Hiroshima mayor Kazumi Matsui was a “message of hope and peace.”

If the bid is successful, the beaches will join sites that mark a dramatic moment in human history.

These include the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, Robben Island in South Africa where opponents of the apartheid regime were jailed, and the Peace Memorial Museum in Hiroshima.

The Normandy landings and the atomic bombing of Hiroshima each marked a major turning point in World War II.

In what remains the biggest amphibious assault in history, some 156,000 Allied personnel landed in France on June 6, 1944.

(AFP)

一名法國官員表示,在二次大戰中慘遭原子彈摧毀的日本城市廣島,支持授予幾處法國D-Day海灘世界遺產地位。

下諾曼第地區委員會主席洛朗.博韋在一份聲明中指出,廣島市長松井一實的支持,是「希望與和平的訊息」。

倘若(法國海灘爭取登錄為世遺的)努力成功,這些海灘將與其他許多標記著人類歷史上重大時刻的地點並列。

這些(標記著人類歷史上重大時刻的地點)包括波蘭的奧許維茲集中營、囚禁反對黑白種族隔離政策之人士的南非羅本島,以及廣島的和平紀念館。

諾曼第登陸與廣島原爆皆是二次大戰的重大轉捩點。

一九四四年六月六日,約十五萬六千名聯軍部隊登陸法國,迄今仍是史上最大規模的兩棲攻擊。

(法新社/翻譯:張沛元)