North Koreans Abandoned in the Shadow of Hiroshima Shadow
Yamaguchi, Mari, The Independent (London, England)
THEY ARE the forgotten victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; the ones who endured the atomic nightmares and have struggled for nearly six decades in one of the world's most isolated and impoverished countries.
Survivors of the atom bomb living in North Korea share yet one more unhappy distinction: They are the only victims of the US nuclear attacks on Japan that receive no assistance from the Japanese government.
And 59 years on, as the people of Hiroshima and Nagasaki gather this weekend to commemorate the day a new kind of death rained from their skies, killing more than 160,000 people and leaving countless thousands sick and dying, the plight of the forgotten …
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Publication information: Article title: North Koreans Abandoned in the Shadow of Hiroshima Shadow. Contributors: Yamaguchi, Mari - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: August 7, 2004. Page number: 34. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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