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3-2-7Death of an A-bombed Girl


1954 After the relay race on the Fall Grand Field Day
Courtesy of Shigeo and Masahiro Sasaki
Sadako is in the middle of the front row.

One fall day 10 years after the atomic bombing, a young girl died. Her name was Sadako Sasaki. 
She experienced the bombing at the age of two, but grew up strong and healthy. Then, in the 6th grade, she suddenly developed leukemia. She hoped to recover, but her wish was not granted. After an eight-month battle with the disease, Sadako died at the tender age of 12.