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A-bomb Artifacts

ID Code 3102-0005
Artifact Name Shorts worn by junior high student
Donor Teruto Hori
Receiving Date 1972/09/25
Size (W×H×D) (mm) 430×340
Distance from the Hypocenter(m) 1200
Number 1
Location Kokutaiji, Senda areas
Description Junior high student's shorts
Donated by Teruto Hori
Approx. 1,200 m from the hypocenter,
Hiroaki Hori (then,13), a first-year student at First Hiroshima Prefectural Junior High School, was exposed to the A-bomb as a mobilized student demolishing buildings. He was taken to Ninoshima. His father, Teruto, learned the next day (August 7) that Hiroaki had been taken to Ninoshima. He wandered among the injured groaning students shouting, "Are there any First Junior students here?" Hiroaki was burned, blistered and utterly unrecognizable. His own father identified him only by the name on these shorts. Deliriously repeating, "Hot.Hot. My body is burning...," he died in the evening of the 10th.


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