Hiroshima: Children orphaned by the A-bomb explosion

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Title

Hiroshima: Children orphaned by the A-bomb explosion

Subject

Atomic bomb--Hiroshima; Atomic bomb victims

Description

Children polishing shoes in front of Hiroshima station after the war -- "During the final stages of the war over 20,000 of Hiroshima's children were evacuated in groups to the countryside to protect them from air raids. Theri lives were saved, but many lost their entire families to the A-bomb. There 'A-bomb orphans' were variously estimated to number betweeen 2,000 and 6,500. Residential facilities were set up and attempts were made to care for them, but the sorrow of losing both parents could not be healed."
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Source

Peace Memorial Museum, Hiroshima

Contributor

Sasaki, Yuichiro
Earlham College

Rights

Material may be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. Photographer retains copyright.

Format

Image/jpeg

Language

Japanese

Type

Still Image

Identifier

ecasia000839
ecasia_a_000839

Coverage

Japan
Japan - Showa 1926 - 1989
1945-08-06; 1948
Chugoku (region), Hiroshima (prefecture), Hiroshima (inhabited place)
7004499

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Physical Dimensions

1200 w x 828 h, 150 ppi

Files

https://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/9473/archive/files/52abf25ab038406baaef90a03908e937.jpg

Citation

“Hiroshima: Children orphaned by the A-bomb explosion,” ASIANetwork IDEAS Project, accessed December 17, 2017, http://www.ideasproject.org/items/show/4204.