“Cremating the dead.” Hiroshima, August 8, 1945.

Drawing: Cremating the dead

Courtesy / NHK Hiroshima.

August 8, 1945 / The streetcar track in kamiya-cho (300m from the hypocenter)

The burnt ruins were filled with countless unidentified corpses. These were gathered and taken to riversides, schoolyards, and other open areas for cremation. Around the city, day after day smoke from cremation fires billowed into the sky.

#36. Special Exhibit, Hiroshima Peace Museum.

As a sort of virtual tour guide, the website for the Special Exhibit includes these manga drawings of a grandmother who had been a nurse during the war, showing her grandchildren the exhibit:

Brother: "They're all dead..." Sister: "Why did all this happen?"

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