A-bomb drawings


Code GE11-08
Creator ISHIKAWA Fumie
Age at the time of bombing 16
Date of the scene 1945/8/7
Distance from hypocenter (m) 3,050m
Location Koi, Kusatsu areas
Dimension (cm) 27×38
Caption Faintly breathing victims lay on straw mats among many dead.
3,050m from the hypocenter/In a schoolroom of Koi Elementary School
August 7, 1945
Fumie Ishikawa (16 at the time of the bombing, 46 when she drew this picture)
Explanation in picture
Laid out and lined up on straw mats, their skin was burnt, scraped off, and hanging. Their ears were torn off, their fingernails and toenails were peeling. They had water blisters, gouged eyes, and clenched teeth. "Water, water, give me water!" "I want water!" Relief workers went around pouring water into their mouths from a large kettle. Most appeared to be dead. This room-so crowded there was no place to plant a foot-was a painting of hell. I place my hands together in prayer.

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