Surviving Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki


Japan has certified a 93-year-old man as the only known survivor of both atomic bombings in August 1945:

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip on 6 August 1945 when a US plane dropped the first atomic bomb.

He suffered serious burns and spent a night there before returning to his home city of Nagasaki just before it was bombed on 9 August.

He said he hoped his experience held a lesson of peace for future generations.

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2 Comments on “Surviving Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki”

  1. toranosuke Says:

    Strangely enough, I was just reading an article about the same thing. What a coincidence.

    The article I was reading, though, says there were three men, not just the one, who survived both bombings.

  2. Kathy Says:

    Thanks, toranosuke. I hadn’t seen that Times Online piece, and it’s so much longer and more substantive than the BBC one. I agree it’s an odd discrepancy as to one man versus three.


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