Survivor testimonies

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Code VS00745
Name HOSOKAWA Koji
Sex Male
Distance from hypocenter (km) 1km
Age at the time of bombing 17
Age at the time of recording 73
Situation He was working in Hiroshima Communications Bureau when the atomic bomb was dropped. Sensing a light that was like burnt magnesium, he was thrown by the blast as far as the wall on the north side. He fled in the direction of Hakushima together with a colleague. Although he heard voices pleading for help along the way, he was not in a state to help anyone. He lost his younger sister in the bombing. He is currently active as a peace volunteer at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum.
Occupation at the time Public servant
Place of work at the time Hiroshima Communications Bureau
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