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3-1-4-1Postcard mailed to brothers at their evacuation site

Donated by Yo Shikama

Yuko Shikama (15), a fourth-year student at Hiroshima Jogakuin Girls High School, was exposed to the bombing in the school building. She became trapped under the collapsed building and suffered severe injuries on her head. Worrying less about herself and more about her brothers at their evacuation site. Yuko wrote this postcard on August 7, the next day of the bombing. Their family managed to reunite, however, Yuko died on September 4 with her family at her side.

 

Excerpt from Yuko’s message:

Dearest Ko and Sho,
How are you doing? Please forgive me for my long silence. Yesterday, enemy planes came to Hiroshima and the city suffered more than a little damage, but I am fine.
I still don’t know where our father, mother, and Yo are. I want you to pray for their safety and to stay strong.