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3-2-3Isolated Elderly Survivors


Elderly man visiting the Tokasan Festival
June 1954 Mikawa-cho
Photo by Yuichiro Sasaki Courtesy of Yugo Shioura

The A-bomb killed beloved spouses and children. It destroyed happy families. Suffering loneliness, pains of illness, and fear of death, many of the elderly left behind were robbed of the will to live.