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41. The Parents of Sadako

Kasuga City, Fukuoka, Japan. October 14, 1984. Fujiko Sasaki, beside her husband, Shigeo, holds a portrait of Sadako, their 12-year-old daughter. Sadako and her mother were in Hiroshima when the atomic bomb exploded. Sadako was 2 years old at the time. The words under the photograph read:

Sadako Sasaki
First year, Nobori-machi Junior High School
Sub-acute lymphatic leukemia
Died: October 25, 1955

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