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Hiroshima survivors worry that world will forget


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The New York Times
SOURCE: https://apnews.com/148f7fea2913400040bc594449e4cdaa
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Here are some of the stories of survivors interviewed by The Associated Press.___KOKO KONDO, 75Koko Kondo had a secret mission as a girl: Revenge.She was determined to find the person who dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, the person that caused the suffering and the terrible burns she saw on the faces of girls at her father’s church — and then square off and give them a punch.She got her chance in 1955. “We have hope.”___LEE JONG-KEUN, 92Lee kept his secret as an atomic bombing survivor for nearly 70 years, not even telling his wife, always fearing people might notice the burn marks on the face. “Survivors won’t be here 20 years from now, but our stories must be,” said Lee, who will meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after Thursday’s memorial to demand Japan do more to ban nuclear weapons. So Lee lived under a Japanese name, Masaichi Egawa, until eight years ago when he began speaking out.“To tell my story, I had to explain why Koreans are in Japan,” he said. “Now I have nothing to hide.” ___KEIKO OGURA, 84Remembering the atomic bombing and how she survived is painful, but Keiko Ogura is determined to keep telling her stories as she organizes English guided tours for foreign visitors at Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park.

As said here by MARI YAMAGUCHI