Survivor testimonies

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Code VS00966
Name MATSUSHIMA Keijiro
Sex Male
Distance from hypocenter (km) 2km
Age at the time of bombing 16
Age at the time of recording 82
Situation He was in a classroom waiting for class to start when the bomb was dropped. In an instant, the area around him turned red like a sunset, and was shrouded in a quiet darkness. The city was engulfed in flames, and he remembers the sight of injured survivors walking in droves. As a junior high school student, he taught peace education for many years. Even now, after retiring, he is involved in activities as a Witness to the Atomic Bomb.
Occupation at the time Student
Place of work at the time Mechanical Engineering Course, Hiroshima Technical School
Notes Testimony in English by himself

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