These are summaries of some of the stories of the survivors that we have found on the web.
Taeko Teramae was exposed to the atomic-bombing when she was in high school at the age of 15. At the time of the bombing, she was working as a mobilized student at the Hiroshima Central Telephone Bureau 500 m or 1800 feet away from the hypocenter.
She was seeing the bomb as it was falling. She describes it as a shiny thing falling from the sky. She also describes a flash so hot that she thought it would melt her body. Another thing she says is during the few days after the bombing Hiroshima was the "City of Fires" instead of the city of Peace it is today. Taeko Teramae lost her left eye because of the bombing. She hopes to abolish Nuclear Weapons so future generations would not suffer the pain that she did.
When the atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima at 8:15a.m. on Aug.6, 1945, Toshie Une was 26 years old. In January, of that year she had been working as head teacher at a nursery for children whose mothers were working at the Army Ordnance Supply Depot at the back of Hijiyama Hill, 2.7km southeast of the hypocenter. The depot was a factory for producing weapons, repairing them, and then sending them to the battlefront. Toshie Une was cooking in the nursery at the time the bomb was dropped, and she has a son. Her husband was working as a teacher at the Air Force Preparatory School in Tsuchiura. He was not home when the Atomic bomb was dropped, so he was not affected by it.
This picture shows some
of the survivors a few days after the bombing.
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