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2-2-9-4Fire hook used for relief operations

Donated by Kenji Nakamura

Takumi Nakamura (then, 45) entered Hiroshima City to provide relief as leader of a civil defense team. Takumi used this hook to pull countless bodies from the river.

 

黒焦げの遺体を集め火葬する

Pulling bodies from the river with fire hooks
August 9 or 10, 1945
1,400 m from the hypocenter East end of Sumiyoshi Bridge
Drawn by Masaru Ono
(41 at time of bombing, 69 at time of drawing)

Reality of the Atomic Bombing 2 Hiroshima on August 6