Hiromi Tsuchida/ Hiroshima

Mr. Hiroshi Harada
age: 39; occupation: city office worker; family: wife and two children
age: 5; on a station platform (2,000 meters from the hypocenter); parents and elder sister injured.

“Four of us – my parents, elder sister, and me – were at Hiroshima station, waiting for the 7:30 train to a place of refuge. But the train did not appear. My father was reading a newspaper, leaning on a pillar. Then…” (written at age 12)

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Hiromi Tsuchida