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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Sasaki was two years old in 1945 when an atomic bomb was dropped by the US near her home in Hiroshima, Japan during WW II. Sasaki, who developed leukemia 10 years later, was inspired by a Japanese legend that if a sick person folds 1000 cranes, they will get well. Sasaki folded well over 1000 cranes but died in 1955. The Children’s Peace Memorial in Hiroshima honors her memory and those of all child victims of the atomic bomb.

Hiroshima for Global Peace