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Surviving the Bombing of Hiroshima: A Message of Peace from Shigeko Sasamori

Shigeko Sasamori is a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. She was only 13 years old, and two miles away from the hypocenter when the bomb exploded on August 6 in 1945. Sasamori sustained extensive burns, more than 25% of her body was burned.

In 1955, she was invited to America for reconstructive surgery as one of the “Hiroshima Maidens”, a group of 25 girls of the atomic bomb victims. Kiyoshi Tanimoto, a Japanese reverend and Norman Cousins, American journalist and peace activist, raised funds to bring these girls from Hiroshima. She was later adopted by the Cousins’ family and decided to settle down in America.

She has dedicated her life to promoting peace throughout the world and spreading the message of Hiroshima.

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Tuesday, November 17 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

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