domingo, 23 de janeiro de 2011

Ground Zero 1945 Pictures by Atomic Bomb Survivors

"Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite."
Olver Wendell Holmes

Por vezes utilizamos a frase feita de que "uma imagem vale mais do que mil palavras" e agora pode-se acrescentar "... e um desenho também..." Estes são alguns desenhos impressionantes dos sobreviventes da Bomba Atómica de Hiroshima e Nagasaki em 1945 - um massacre promovido pelos Estados Unidos da América e que redundou na rendição do Império do Japão.

4-12 Years Old


YAMADA Ikue
A mother fled the flames with her child in her arms.
Year of Birth: 1933 \ Age at time of blast: 12 \ Age when image created: 41




KOJIRI Tsutomu
Picking up maggots that appeared in the wounds.
Year of Birth: 1940 \ Age at time of blast: 4 \ Age when image created: 34



KOJIRI Tsutomu
Shrine gate and the Hiroshima Dome.
Year of Birth: 1940 \ Age at time of blast: 4 \ Age when image created: 34




KANEMASU Hiroko
At Ninoshima Elementary School a moment after the blast.
Year of Birth: 1938 \ Age at time of blast: 7 \ Age when image created: 37




FUJIMOTO Sachiko
A young pregnant woman and children fleeing near Koi.
Year of Birth: 1933 \ Age at time of blast: 11 \ Age when image created: 40




HARADA Haruo
Parachute and fireball of the bomb.
Year of Birth: 1935 \ Age at time of blast: 10 \ Age when image created: 40




ISHIBASHI Shinko
Heaped up corpses. Most people are dead with their eyes open.
Year of Birth: 1938 \ Age at time of blast: 6 \ Age when image created: 35

Early Teens 13-15 Years



TAKUMEI Kasumi
Dead body of a U.S. POW tied to a bridge rail.
Year of Birth: 1930 \ Age at time of blast: 15 \ Age when image created: 45




MANO Katsuko
Soldiers cremating corpses on a galvanized iron sheet.
Year of Birth: 1931 \ Age at time of blast: 14 \ Age when image created: 44




TAKAHASHI Akihiro
Running away with a friend. My friend, whose feet were burned, crawled across the wooden bridge over Ota River.
Year of Birth: 1931 \ Age at time of blast: 14 \ Age when image created: 42




TASAKA Hajime
A severely burned mother and child asked passersby for water.
Year of Birth: 1930 \ Age at time of blast: 15 \ Age when image created: 45




TAKEDA Hatsue
Half-naked people running on a street, their hair burned and frizzled.
Year of Birth: 1930 \ Age at time of blast: 15 \ Age when image created: 44




TAKEDA Hatsue
Female students at Nukushina Elementary School. Scene from the window is the burning city of Hiroshima.
Year of Birth: 1930 \ Age at time of blast: 15 \ Age when image created: 44




ARIKI Ayako
Students at a relief station died calling for their mothers and fathers.
Year of Birth: 1931 \ Age at time of blast: 14 \ Age when image created: 43




ARIKI Ayako
Lines of survivors fleeing in silence at Ochigodao Peak.
Year of Birth: 1931 \ Age at time of blast: 14 \ Age when image created: 43




SUGA Yoko
People jumped into the river to escape the tremendous heat of the fire, and many drowned and were swept away.
Year of Birth: 1931 \ Age at time of blast: 14 \ Age when image created: 43




TAKUMEI Kasumi
Corpses piled up in a water tank.
Year of Birth: 1930 \ Age at time of blast: 15 \ Age when image created: 45




YOSHIMOTO Satoshi
Cremating family members.
Year of Birth: 1932 \ Age at time of blast: 13 \ Age when image created: 41




USAGAWA Yoshitaka
An infant clinging to its dead mother.
Year of Birth: 1931 \ Age at time of blast: 14 \ Age when image created: 43




YAMAMOTO Setsuko
Immediately after the explosion, I walked over the injured people to escape from a streetcar.
Year of Birth: 1931 \ Age at time of blast: 14 \ Age when image created: 43



IWAMOTO Atsuko
People walking along the river. Sergeant Fumoto. Corpses floating in the river.
Year of Birth: 1932 \ Age at time of blast: 13 \ Age when image created: 42





FUJIMOTO Jinichi
A child burned raw.
Year of Birth: 1930 \ Age at time of blast: 15 \ Age when image created: 44




YOSHIMOTO Satoshi
Cremating family members.
Year of Birth: 1932 \ Age at time of blast: 13 \ Age when image created: 41


Youths 16-20 Years


ISHIKAWA Fumie
Dead pupils on the verandah of an elementary school. One dead boy was standing and leaning on an umbrella shelf.
Year of Birth: 1928 \ Age at time of blast: 16 \ Age when image created: 46



YAMASHITA Masato
August 31: My younger brother who died vomiting blood. His nose was bleeding, and his hair had fallen out. There were small red spots all over his body.
Year of Birth: 1924 \ Age at time of blast: 20 \ Age when image created: 50




YAMADA Sumako
In a split second strange rings of lights spread over my head.
Year of Birth: 1924 \ Age at time of blast: 20 \ Age when image created: 49





YAMASHITA Masato
A sea of fire filled with the moans of people pinned under their collapsed houses.
Year of Birth: 1924 \ Age at time of blast: 20 \ Age when image created: 50




ISHIKAWA Fumie
Loading corpses on a hand-drawn cart.
Year of Birth: 1928 \ Age at time of blast: 16 \ Age when image created: 46




SHUNK Scott
English translation of description is coming
Year of Birth: 1927 \ Age at time of blast: 18 \ Age when image created: 47




YAMASHITA Masato
Charred body of a four or five-year-old child pointing to the sky.
Year of Birth: 1924 \ Age at time of blast: 20 \ Age when image created: 49



TAKAKURA Akiko
A woman driven by unbearable thirst trying to catch black raindrops in her mouth.
Year of Birth: 1925 \ Age at time of blast: 19 \ Age when image created: 49



KIHARA Toshiko
As we fearfully crossed a railroad bridge, my two borthers and I saw bloated red, blue, green, and purple corpses floating.
Year of Birth: 1928 \ Age at time of blast: 17 \ Age when image created: 47




KIHARA Toshiko
People who died in the water tank. Suffering middle-school students. A horse in agony. A mother and child.
Year of Birth: 1928 \ Age at time of blast: 17 \ Age when image created: 47




KIHARA Toshiko
Swollen corpses turned blue, red and purple.
Year of Birth: 1928 \ Age at time of blast: 17 \ Age when image created: 47
Date of image depicted: 1945/8/8



MICHITSUJI Yoshiko
I ran toward my house through a sea of flames.
Year of Birth: 1925 \ Age at time of blast: 20 \ Age when image created: 49




YAMAGATA Yasuko
One day later: Corpses in a water tank. The charred body of a mother holding a baby, still standing as if in flight.
Year of Birth: 1928 \ Age at time of blast: 17 \ Age when image created: 46




IKEGAME Haruo
People fleeing toward Yoshijima airport. Their clothes were torn, and their bodies were burned red, their skin was peeling off and hanging down.
Year of Birth: 1925 \ Age at time of blast: 20 \ Age when image created: 50


Children Viewed by Adults



SUMIMOTO Sueko
Dead students about 14 or 15 years old in the river, and mothers calling their names.
Year of Birth: 1907 \ Age at time of blast: 37 \ Age when image created: 67




MUNEKIYO Eiichi
A child, covering himself with a futon, in front of a house which was burning down screaming "Mother, it's too hot!" / Approx. 1.3 kilometers from the hypocenter / August 6, 1945, around 11:00 a.m. / Eiichi Munekiyo
Year of Birth: 1912 \ Age at time of blast: 33 \ Age when image created: 62




TANIMINE Fusataro
A junior high school student was exposed to the bomb while demolishing buildings for a firebreak. He was taken home by his teacher. His skin had peeled off and hung down. He died that night.
Year of Birth: 1899 \ Age at time of blast: 45 \ Age when image created: 75




ARAKI Akira
His lower leg cut off, a junior high student cries, "Please help me."
Year of Birth: 1908 \ Age at time of blast: 37 \ Age when image created: 66




YAMANE Hisato
Corpses of young students in the the Shin-Ohashi Bridge area.
Year of Birth: 1907 \ Age at time of blast: 38 \ Age when image created: 68




MATSUMURO Kazuo
A mother looking for a place to cremate her dead child.
Year of Birth: 1913 \ Age at time of blast: 32 \ Age when image created: 61




ISHIZU Kazuhiro
Survivors burned over their whole bodies flee the city.
Year of Birth: 1908 \ Age at time of blast: 37 \ Age when image created: 66




TANIMOTO Hatsuto
Charred bodies of a parent and child whose gender could not be distinuished.
Year of Birth: 1904 \ Age at time of blast: 41 \ Age when image created: 71




INOUE Tadao
A boy around three-years-old, whose body was burned all over, eating a red tomato.
Year of Birth: 1909 \ Age at time of blast: 35 \ Age when image created: 64




ICHIDA Yuji
Dead? A mother holding her child. Nearby was a dead cow.
Year of Birth: 1913 \ Age at time of blast: 32 \ Age when image created: 61




KAWAKAMI Yoshizo
Survivors with white ointments applied to their burns. A child is trying to nurse at the breast of its severely injured mother.
Year of Birth: 1906 \ Age at time of blast: 39 \ Age when image created: 67




KIMURA Sadako
A fleeing schoolgirl.
Year of Birth: 1900 \ Age at time of blast: 45 \ Age when image created: 74




TAGUCHI Mitsuko
Charred body of a mother who died while trying to protect her child. Her hair stands on end.
Year of Birth: 1915 \ Age at time of blast: 30 \ Age when image created: 60

Overview of August 6, 1945




YAMABE Shoji
Ruins of a barber shop. A skelton remained sitting on a chair.
Year of Birth: 1903 \ Age at time of blast: 42 \ Age when image created: 71




MIYAJI Tomiko
Black rain started falling. Some drank water from a puddle. Others opened their mouths wide to catch the raindrops.
Year of Birth: 1911 \ Age at time of blast: 34 \ Age when image created: 64




YOKOYAMA Yoshihisa
Night scene of cremating the dead at the riverbed.
Year of Birth: 1913 \ Age at time of blast: 32 \ Age when image created: 62



NAKANO Kenichi
A hell-like city in a sea of fire.
Year of Birth: 1898 \ Age at time of blast: 47 \ Age when image created: 76





YOSHIDA Hiromu
A dead horse whose eyes were popped out by the explosion.
Year of Birth: 1913 \ Age at time of blast: 31 \ Age when image created: 60




HORIKOSHI Susumu
Growing mushroom cloud, glittering silver under the mid-summer sun.
Year of Birth: 1938 \ Age at time of blast: 6 \ Age when image created: 36




MATSUMURO Kazuo
A woman whose burned skin had peeled off and was hanging down.
Year of Birth: 1913 \ Age at time of blast: 32 \ Age when image created: 61




MURAKAMI Misako
Fleeing female students whose whole bodies were burned.
Year of Birth: 1900 \ Age at time of blast: 45 \ Age when image created: 75




TAMURA Shigemasa
In front of the Prefecture Hospital, people stood in a long line waiting for treatment for their burns. Treated with medicine that looked like white paint, they turned white all over. Everyone died asking for water.
Year of Birth: 1938 \ Age at time of blast: 6 \ Age when image created: 36




MICHIDA Yoshie
Jumping into the river to escape the flames, people drowned.
Year of Birth: 1915 \ Age at time of blast: 32 \ Age when image created: 62




FUJISE Asako
Seen from Hijiyama Hill, the city was a bright red burning Hell.
Year of Birth: 1923 \ Age at time of blast: 22 \ Age when image created: 51

Homes Shielded from Conflagration




NAKANO Kenichi
There was one man still alive in the streetcar, and he asked for water.
Year of Birth: 1898 \ Age at time of blast: 47 \ Age when image created: 76




YAMASHITA Masao
Placing names on the injured before death at Honkawa Elementary School.
Year of Birth: 1909 \ Age at time of blast: 36 \ Age when image created: 66




KIYOYOSHI Goro
One hour after the explosion: From a hill on the outskirts, we looked out over the city engulfed in flames.
Year of Birth: 1897 \ Age at time of blast: 48 \ Age when image created: 76




KOBAYASHI Masao
They fled with their arms raised in front like a procession of ghosts.
Year of Birth: 1899 \ Age at time of blast: 45 \ Age when image created: 74




MATSUMURO Kazuo
Year of Birth: 1913 \ Age at time of blast: 32 \ Age when image created: 61
Date of image depicted: 1945/8/6




HARA Yoshimi
Transferring the wounded to Otake by boat. Not enough care was provided, and nothing could be done under artillery fire by enemy planes.
Year of Birth: 1919 \ Age at time of blast: 26 \ Age when image created: 55




OGAWA Sagami
Corpses in the water tank were swollen and red while those around it were charred and shrunken.
Year of Birth: 1917 \ Age at time of blast: 28 \ Age when image created: 57




TAKAHARA Yoshio
My dead friends. They became bald. Their gums and fingertips bled, and they died.
Year of Birth: 1911 \ Age at time of blast: 34 \ Age when image created: 63

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