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3-2-2Children Who Lost Their Parents


Orphaned brothers shining shoes
1948 Matsubara-cho Near Hiroshima Station
Photo by Yuichiro Sasaki Courtesy of Yugo Shioura 

A mother trapped under the house was engulfed in flames. A father suddenly fell ill and died in agonizing pain. Some were at evacuation sites when they heard that their families were gone. Children who lost their parents suffered devastating sorrow.