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Messages from Hiroshima

'Chokubaku' means that the person was exposed to the A-bomb directly in Hiroshima or Nagasaki when the bomb was dropped.

Yumiko Tokumi (female)
'Chokubaku'  2.5 km from the hypocenter / 14 years old at the time
An exhausted middle school student came from the direction of ground zero, wearily walking toward us and finally collapsed right in front of our eyes. A naked woman was lying on the ground, crying for help.
Teiji Okada (male)
'Chokubaku'  3 km from the hypocenter / 15 years old at the time
I reached out to grab what I thought was a tree root, but it was the leg of a human corpse.
Tadao Yamato (male)
'Chokubaku'  3.5 km from the hypocenter / 5 years old at the time
Suddenly Our New House Rocked as if in an Earthquake and the Glass Shattered. I Had No Idea What Had Happened.
Atsuko Kobayashi (female)
'Chokubaku'  3 km from the hypocenter / 1 years old at the time
The Fact that My Friend, who was a Bomb Victim of the Same Age, Died Suddenly of Leukemia Proves to Me that A-bomb Victims are Ticking Time Bombs
Tsumoru Momikura (male)
'Chokubaku'  4.1 km from the hypocenter / 4 years old at the time
Everything was Covered by a Blinding Flash of Light. Then Came a Tremendous Boom, as if from Nearby Thunder, and the House Shuddered from the Shock
Minoru Tsuchiya (male)
'Chokubaku'  / 17 years old at the time
How you must regret that the atomic bomb robbed you of the teaching position you worked so hard for!
Haruko Kaneyasu (female)
'Chokubaku'  3 km from the hypocenter / 23 years old at the time
His eyes no longer able to see, my big brother caressed the hands of everyone in the family as he said his last goodbyes and passed away.
Noboru Yamaguchi (male)
'Chokubaku'  5 km from the hypocenter / 15 years old at the time
Two days later I finally entered the city. The city was still smoldering and the odor of burning bodies assailed my nose.
Anonymous (female)
'Chokubaku'  4.1 km from the hypocenter / 8 years old at the time
Having Witnessed an Unbearable Scene of Cruelty, I Became Mute and Autistic
Michiko Fujioka (female)
'Chokubaku'  3 km from the hypocenter / 14 years old at the time
When I saw the person, I couldn't tell who it was. The person was horribly burned. The face and the lips were swollen terribly.