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Hiroshima | Study Guide

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Hiroshima | Key Figures

Key Figure Description
Dr. Masakazu Fujii Dr. Masakazu Fujii is a pleasure-seeking physician who owns a private clinic. Read More
Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge is a German priest who ministers at a mission in Hiroshima. He later becomes a Japanese citizen. Read More
Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura Mrs. Hatsuyo Nakamura is the widow of a tailor and the mother of three children. Read More
Dr. Terufumi Sasaki Dr. Terufumi Sasaki is a newly trained surgeon on staff at the Red Cross Hospital at the time of the bombing. Read More
Miss Toshiko Sasaki Miss Toshiko Sasaki is a 20-year-old clerk in the personnel department of a tin plant. Read More
Mr. Kiyoshi Tanimoto Mr. Kiyoshi Tanimoto is a Methodist minister who helps many, and later works toward peace efforts. Read More
Father Cieslik Father Cieslik is a priest serving with Father Kleinsorge.
Father Superior LaSalle Father Superior LaSalle is a priest serving with Father Kleinsorge. He is severely injured in the blast.
Myeko Nakamura Myeko Nakamura is the 5-year-old daughter of Mrs. Nakamura. She suffers with radiation sickness more than her two siblings.
Toshio Nakamura Toshio Nakamura is the 10-year-old son of Mrs. Nakamura. He suffers terrible nightmares.
Yaeko Nakamura Yaeko Nakamura is the 8-year-old daughter of Mrs. Nakamura.
Father Schiffer Father Schiffer is a priest serving with Father Kleinsorge. He is severely injured in the blast.
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