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Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

To mark the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings the Elders took part in a digital peace crane commemoration.

The Elders called on world leaders, decision-makers and the public to pause for a moment of reflection and solidarity as the world marked the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August 2020.

Sadako Sasaki in July 1955. (Photo: Masahiro Sasaki)

The importance of the peace crane

The origami peace crane has long been associated with the story of Sadako Sasaki, a young girl who died from leukemia caused by the radioactive fallout of the Hiroshima bombing.

Read Sadako’s story and our blog from her surviving brother, Masahiro.

"I urge everyone to join the Elders and others in this moment of reflection and solidarity: remember the strength of Sadako Sasaki and be inspired by her determination to never give up hope for a better world."

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