Wir leben stets in Atomgefahr und Kriege sind nach wie vor um uns. Dieser Mahnstein steht für eine Welt ohne Waffen und gegen die Atomkraft.
We live in a world where war and nuclear danger can happen anywhere. This milestone is a plea for a world without nuclear weapons or power.
To be aware means noticing what goes on around us, and this is what we can and must do if we ever hope to live in a weapon-free world. Neither economic or political means have been able to achieve this.
Perhaps the greatest danger we face these days is becoming more and more indifferent to the wars around us, the abuse of ordinary weaponry, and the threat of nuclear weapons – indeed of nuclear power in general as the Japanese experience has demonstrated.
Every day as we read newspaper with a cup of morning coffee, we read the news which reports about one war or another, mass destruction here and there, school violence, and so it goes on and on.
The temptation is to simply take these horrors for granted, and this is the real danger. We must remain vigilant and aware of the dangers that increasingly encroach on our environment and our communities.