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Hiroshima: Peace Memorial Museum, Art by Survivors, 20 -- "The female student I passed was my sister."

by Ota, Haruyo

Abstract

The female student I passed was my sister -- Explanation by the artist: "It was like a road but there was no road. Not a single person could get through. I was worried about getting there before dark, so I walked right by two female students. One had bandages on her head and arms. One arm was in a sling of calico cloth. The other was wearing a uniform drenched with blood, her head wrapped, face covered with blood, hair singed red. She looked like a demon. For some reason, I spoke to her and discovered to my astonishment that she was my sisiter. I pinched my cheek thinking I must be dreaming." -- August 6, 1945, 3:30 - 4:00 p.m. -- 800m from the hypocenter, near Dobashi. The artist was 18 at the time of the bombing, 48 when she drew this picture.

Note

Materials may by used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, Earlham College, and to the Peace Memorial Museum of Hiroshima.

Administrative Notes

Materials may by used for educational, non-commercial purposes only, in accordance with Fair Use policies. Acknowledgement to be given to the IDEAS Project, Earlham College, and to the Peace Memorial Museum of Hiroshima.

Copyright
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Publisher
Earlham College
PID
coccc:22962
Extent
837 w x 1200 h 150 ppi