A-bomb drawings


Code SG-0470
Creator Seigo Nishioka
Age at the time of bombing 13
Donator Seigo Nishioka
Date of the scene 1945/8/6
Distance from hypocenter (m) 2,000
Location Kokutaiji, Senda areas
Dimension (cm) 29.7×42
Caption “A-bomb experience of a 13-year-old boy”
Artist: Seigo Nishioka
I fell belly-down, looked up, and saw how the large two-story main school building, made of wood, came crashing down in front of me. “It's over,” I thought, and then I passed out.
When I came to, it was all dark and quiet. I couldn't move from the waist down, because my body was caught in something.
I yelled, “Help me, help me!” very loudly.
My third yell brought two to three men over to me, and I heard them removing the debris of the collapsed building above my head. I thought, “I'm going to be saved.”

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