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Japan Book Club: Hiroshima – part 2

January 14, 2012

Chapter one of Hiroshima gave us a look at six different individuals as they began their day, a day that would change the world.   This week we’ll read chapter two.  In this part of the book, it shows how the survivors react to what has happened.

Most of them are unable to comprehend the bombing, since the “all clear” signal had been given, they hadn’t heard multiple bomber planes in the air, and they had no idea that just one bomb could have caused this much destruction.

This week, pay attention to what the six characters in the book are doing.  In just a few sentences for each character, tell us what they do in the moments/hours after the bomb drops.

Here's a map of Hiroshima to help you keep the locations straight in your head while you read.

Every student in our Japan group is required to participate.  You must comment on this post with your thoughts, then come back and comment on what other people have said – you are required to make an effort to keep the conversation going by replying to at least 2 other students (more than just “I agree” or “you are right.” Give them reasons why you agree/disagree or what they said that was meaningful – make this a discussion). 

Next, we’ll be reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr – you should begin looking for your own copy at a local library or book store soon.  Amazon.com has some cheap used copies available too.  We will start reading that book in mid February.    
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  1. Blair Tuider permalink
    January 15, 2012 2:12 pm

    Overall, all of the six people were dazed and confused on what had just happened them and Hiroshima. Each one either wanted to help others or find family, or help their own family.
    1- Dr. Fujii helped others, he bandaged them, and tried to help in any way possible. It was hard because most of the hospital supplies was scatterd, broken, and destroyed.
    2- Father Kleinsorge also tried to help others, he mostly help fellow priests.He helped people who were in the park that was across the river, although he could not care to others wounds.
    3- Mrs. Nakamura helped he children mostly. None of them were severly injured, just a few bruises, no scratches or cuts. She made her way to the park (safe zone for her neighbor hood). She stays in a small bambo area with her children.
    4- Dr, Sasaki helps others, he gives them water, bandeges them ,etc. He is looking for his wife, and later finds them with his infent son. He and she depart and he gos to help more people.
    5- Mrs. Sasaki arrived home from another town just in time for the bomb to drop. Her and her child were under debris, and she sees a small light so she starts to dig. Half an hour later she can get her baby out and she follows after. She finds her husband across the river and they depart after a short while.
    6-Rev. Tanimoto is whith other priests,most of the time. He made his way acroos the brige to cheack on his family and church. He saw all of the injured and was upset that they had to go through pain and he was perfectly fine. Fires made him turn around when he was going to his church.

    • Kevin Wilson permalink
      January 16, 2012 10:46 am

      i like how in the begining you told how every one was dazed and confused.

    • Sydney Bebar permalink
      January 16, 2012 2:40 pm

      Its areally shows how much people respeted eachother when Mr. and Mrs. Sasaki departed from eachother after being separated for so long. Even with separating, they didnt separate to keep safe, they did it so Mr. Sasaki could help other wounded people.

    • Jessica Sherwin permalink
      January 17, 2012 8:00 pm

      I agree with Kevin, the beginning was unique and it told what feelings that all the characters had in common.

    • Ben Trouvais permalink
      January 22, 2012 10:13 am

      I too agree with both Jessica and Kevin. I liked how you started the response rather than starting with the list of answers. It sort of helped sumarize what all of them were feeling.

    • Austin Stein permalink
      January 23, 2012 7:48 pm

      Interesting. I liked that little intro you had there. That’s a great thought that everyone I think should use to summerize how everyone felt. 🙂

    • Shane Chetney permalink
      January 24, 2012 9:16 pm

      Who do you think did the most/best thing they could do in the few minutes after the bomb hit?

  2. Zach Ciko permalink
    January 15, 2012 7:15 pm

    1. Dr. Fujii tried to help every patient he could and bandage them, but his equipment was broken, giving him trouble to do so.
    2. Father Klensorge like Dr. Fujii tryed to help other injurned, but the majority of them were fellow preist.
    3. Mrs. Nakamura helped her children with no sever injuries and took them to the park the safe zone for her neighborhood.
    4. Dr. Sasaki helpsn others by bandaging tham and giving them water, but he was searching for his wife which he later found then they split up to help other wounded.
    5. Mrs. Sasaki arrived home by the bombing time and found her children under debris and starts digging to eventually find her baby. She thens mets up with her husband and departs shortly after.
    6. Rev. Tanimato was with other priest. He then journeyed across to find his family and church, but fires force him back.

    • Kevin Wilson permalink
      January 16, 2012 10:48 am

      I think you did agood job on describeing what dr. Sasaki did after the explosen.

    • Sydney Bebar permalink
      January 16, 2012 2:38 pm

      It is interesting that everyone was helping someone, either they were helping strangers, or they were helping friends and neighbors. It really shows the sympathy that people had for one another.

      • Jacob Kosinski permalink
        January 25, 2012 6:15 pm

        I agree with you Sydney, each person was helping someone, and had lots of sympathy.

      • Yazmine Thomas permalink
        February 12, 2012 11:15 am

        I agree with Sydney strangers were helping other strangers and that shows that the country is one and , like Sydney said , also the sympathy they that they had for another

      • Alyssa Gue permalink
        February 20, 2012 12:56 pm

        I agree with you Syd, I mean we’d all love to say that if our lives were threatend we’d help whoever we could, but the reality is that we dont know. But these people tried their best.

    • Nate Zurawski permalink
      February 19, 2012 5:35 pm

      I find it interesting that most of the characters helped others rather than themselves.

  3. Kevin Wilson permalink
    January 16, 2012 10:39 am

    1. Dr. Fujii tryed to help the patientsd at the hospital but most of the equiptment was broken or was thrown all over the place so he had problems when he was trying to help them.
    2. Father Klensorge tryed to help people also, however, most of them were preist.
    3. Mrs. Nakamura elped get her children out from the ruble of their house, none of them were siverly ingered.
    4. Dr. Sasaki helped other people by giving them water and bandeging them. he finds his wife and infent baby they go in diferent directions to help more people.
    5. Mrs. Sasaki got home from another town just in time for the bomb to hit she finds her children under debris and digs untill she finds her baby. she then meats up with he husband and the depart.
    6. Rev. Tanimato was with other priest most of the time but went to find his family an church, however, fires forced him back.

    • Hannah Schram permalink
      February 5, 2012 6:51 pm

      It’s a great thing that all of the survivors mainly cared for others and wanted to help them after the bombing.

      • Yazmine Thomas permalink
        February 12, 2012 11:18 am

        I agree it is a great thing it shows that they care and they are grateful .

  4. Ben Trouvais permalink
    January 16, 2012 12:25 pm

    1. Dr. Fujii had attempted to help as many patients as he could. However, his medical equipment had been broken, forcing him to work slower and less efficiently.
    2. Father Klensorge also made attempts to help others. Theses victims were mainly fellow preists.
    3. Mrs. Nakamura dug her three children out of the ruble of her house. She also provided bandages to Mrs. Nakamoto to help her and her baby. She then moved her children to her neighborhood’s safe zone, a park.
    4. Dr. Sasaki helped victims by giving them medical attention and water. He then found his wife and they both split up to help the wounded.
    5. Mrs. Sasaki arrives in town just as the bomb is dropping. She finds her children under debris and digs untill she finds her baby. Then, she finds her husband and the two of them split up to help the wounded.
    6. Rev. Tanimato was with other preists. He them ventured to the other side of town in hopes of finding his family and church. There, he saw them suffering and injured. Before he could get to the church, fires forced him back.

    • DREW BURJEK permalink
      February 6, 2012 5:25 pm

      Even though Dr.Fujii had broken and lost equipment, i still think he did great and help many people and familys to be safe

  5. Sydney Bebar permalink
    January 16, 2012 2:37 pm

    1. Dr. Fuji was busy trying to help the wounded people by wrapping them in bandages. Though everything was so cluttered around his storeroom, that most of the medications and equipment had been broken or spilled.
    2. Father Kleinsorge was also trying to help the wounded, but he mainly focused on helping fellow priests. He also tended to people by the park, though he didn’t have the right equipment, so he was very little help.
    3.Mrs, Nakamura took her children into the street but then went back into the wreckage of her home to get clothes for her children. She then took them to the park, the safe-zone for her naighborhood.
    4.Dr. Sasaki was also bandaging people and giving them water. He was then trying to find his wife and found her with his infant. They separated so Dr. Sasaki could go help as many more people as possible.
    5. Miss Sasaki just arrived home from another town just as the bomb drops, her and her children were trapped under a pile of debris. She finds her baby a half hour later and meets up with her husband to soon after leave him.
    6. Rev. Tanimoto was with other priests most of the time he left to find his family and church nearby. He sympathized the injured and was curious how he remained unharmed, but on his way to his church, numerous fires broke out and forced him backwards.

    • Mark Burjek permalink
      January 18, 2012 7:04 pm

      I still don’t understand which one is Mrs. Sasaki and which one is Miss Sasaki. Can anyone explain?

      • Austin Stein permalink
        January 23, 2012 7:12 pm

        Ok Mark, I’ll explain. MISS Sasaki is one the 6 main stoy-tellers in this book. She is the one who was at her office job when the bomb went off. She was then trapped under a bookself because of the exposion. MRS. Sasaki is Doctor Sasaki, another one of the 6 experince-telling people of the novel. She is of little purpose in his story as of now when she is only mentioned after the bomb to help the injuried.

    • Shane Chetney permalink
      January 24, 2012 9:15 pm

      I like how much description and detail you gave.

    • Bobby cortesi permalink
      January 29, 2012 12:42 pm

      i enjoyed reading yours because it was very descriptive and different from most of the others

    • Tyler Pearson permalink
      February 19, 2012 2:46 pm

      Yeah, im having a little trouble comprehending who’s ms. or mrs. sasaki/. Can anyone hepl?

  6. Nate Zurawski permalink
    January 16, 2012 3:00 pm

    Dr. Fujii along with Dr. Kanda, and Dr. Machii helped as many people as they could with the very little tools and equipment they had left.

    Father Klensorge also helped people, but many of them were other priests and people who were in the mission house.

    Mrs. Nakamura took her children to the safe zone in her neighborhood which is the park, luckily her children didn’t have any major injuries.

    Dr. Sasaki Gave people water and bandaged them, he lost his wife during the explosion, but he found her later then they split up again to help the injured.

    Mrs. Sasaki arrived home around the time the bomb dropped and found all of her children under wreckage from the bomb. She then starts digging to only find her baby, later she meets up with her husband and leaves.

    Rev. Tanimoto was with the other preists, he traveled to find his church ans his family, but fires prevent him from continuing.

    • Ben Trouvais permalink
      January 22, 2012 10:11 am

      I liked how you said that Dr. Fujii helped others even with the tools he had. That showed that, even in times of crisis, he is willing to do what he needs to help others.

  7. Meghan permalink
    January 16, 2012 6:35 pm

    1. Dr. Frujii was trying to help everyone injured that he could. It was difficult, though, since all of his equipment was damaged and spread and scattered about.
    2. Father Klensorge also tried to assist fellow priests and others who were effected by the disaster.
    3. Mr. Nakamura helped her children with no sever injuries to the safe zone in her neighborhood, which is the park, and cared for her children.
    4.Dr. Sasaki helped other injured people by bandaging and giving them water and then searched for his lost wife who he found a little later and his son. They then decided to go separate ways to help other victims.
    5. Mrs. Sasaki arrived home just when the bomb was dropping and found her child piled under debris and dug until she finally found her baby and found her husband across the river and then they depart not long after.
    6. Rev. Tanimato was with other priests at the time and he went across the bridge to find his family who were all injured and they tried going to church but were stopped by the fire. They were forced to go back,

    • Cj moody permalink
      January 19, 2012 7:40 pm

      Your answers sounded almost exactly like mine maybe a few minor differences… Good job!

  8. Bobby cortesi permalink
    January 16, 2012 9:04 pm

    1.Dr. Fuji tried to help people around him. He helped people taking refuge under the bridge, the two women pinned to the timbers of his private hospital. his equipment was scattered but he managed to help with bandaging of patients.

    2. Father Kleinsorge tries helping people passing by like a lady whose husband was buried in burning wreckage and helped people like Mr. Fukai out of wreckage or people that had been buried.

    3. Mrs. Nakamura helps her children from the wreckage unharmed with only minor bruises. She then takes them to the safe area to help keep them safe and together.

    4.Mr. Sasaki went to help the injured patients, nurses and doctors at Red Cross hospital but was overwhelmed by the amount of people needing care so his mission was just to make sure that people were okay and didn’t bleed to death or get infected by the burns and excessive amounts of raw flesh.

    5. Mrs. Sasaki was trapped under book shelves, books and a beem lying on top of her but waited for someone to help her out because she heard people walking by but a boy that promised to help said if she was unable to get her self out then no one would come. Eventually someomen came to help her out and take her to the safe area.

    6.Rev. Tanimato fearful for his family and church ran across ton but was stopped by buildings and the fire so was forced to take a longer route. Along the way he helped those who were trapped because many just walked by. He helped them because he was a christian and felt it was his duty to help those in need. After meeting his wife along the way he decided to carry water to those burned and bleeeding.

    • Jessica Sherwin permalink
      January 17, 2012 7:54 pm

      I like how you were the first one to tell who Ms. Sasaki was and what happened to her. Everybody seemed to have been confused with MRS. Sasaki, who is Dr. Sasaki’s wife, and Ms. Sasaki who was told to have NO relation to Dr. Sasaki in the first chapter.

    • Cj moody permalink
      January 19, 2012 7:37 pm

      My answers were somewhat like yours except mine were shorter and yours were well thought out..

  9. Jessica Sherwin permalink
    January 17, 2012 7:52 pm

    Rev. Tanimoto- Reverend Tanimoto, after being with fellow priests and searching for his family, he watched as fires broke loose and thought of why he was unharmed while others were. He tried to help others, though of fires, he wasn’t able to do much.
    Mrs. Nakamura- Mrs. Nakamura rescued her three children from the wreckage of her house before she helped her neighbors. She also went back into her house to get things for her children and to help her neighbors. Later, she and her children traveled to Asano Park, an evacuation area.
    Father Kliensorge- Father Kliensorge met up with other priests after the explosion. He later tried to help the people in Asano Park.
    Dr. Fujii- Dr. Fujii helped many injured people as he could, but he couldn’t help them all because his equipment was either –or both – broken or scattered.
    Dr. Sasaki- As soon as the explosion was over; Dr. Sasaki went for bandages that he used on himself and on the injured people in the Red Cross. He also helped the people who wandered into the Red Cross, injured from the explosion.
    Miss Sasaki- For the first three hours, she was unconscious. She awoke to the pain of her crushed left leg and was always going in and out of consciousness and awareness. She was later rescued by men and was taken to a safe place.

    • tyler webber permalink
      January 23, 2012 4:31 pm

      Who do you think offered the most help?

      • DREW BURJEK permalink
        February 6, 2012 5:21 pm

        1. Dr, Sasaki helps others by giving them watering and bandaging them ,etc. He is looking for his wife, but later finds them with his infant son. His son and wife leave and Sasaki goes to help more people.
        2. Dr.Fujii help the most people he possibly could. I was difficult because all of the equipment was broken or scattered around.
        3. Mrs. Sasaki just arrived home after the bombing. She helped her children out of all of the debris.
        4. Father Kleinsorge help people, like Dr. Fujii, but helped mostly priests.
        5. Mrs. Nakamura helped her children out of the debris, nearly unharmed. She also got items from her house to help the neighbors as well.
        6. Reverend Tanimoto was with his fellow priest, and then went to go find his family. His family was serously injured and they were prevented from going to the church.

        • DREW BURJEK permalink
          February 6, 2012 5:32 pm

          Sorry, i meant MISS Sasaki, not MRS, the names confuse me sometimes

      • DREW BURJEK permalink
        February 6, 2012 5:22 pm

        Tyler, i think that Dr.Fujii helped the most. Even thought many others help as many people as they could, Dr.Fujii went all out to bring people to safety.

    • Hannah Schram permalink
      February 5, 2012 6:54 pm

      I really like your answers, Jessica. They’re really descriptive and they give me a better understanding of each character. I think that each of them were very caring towards their family and others around them that got effected by the bombing.

  10. January 17, 2012 9:07 pm

    In immediately after the bomb drops, Reverand Tanimoto took a woman and her child to grammar school that doubled as a hospital in the event of an emergency. He then preceded to climb up a hill that overlooked all of Hirosima. He saw distruction not only in in his part of Hirosima, but over the whole city. He rushes into the city to save his family, but the flames blocked his path. Mrs. Nakamura immediately rescued children after the bomb fell. She dressed them up with bundles of clothes packed for an emergency. She then took them to the safe zone which was the local park. Father Wilhelm Kleinsorge helped other fathers in the mission. He finds his room in disarry, but the paper mache suitcase is standing neatly in the doorway, with all the money inside it intact. He later helps Mr. Fukai out of a burning building. Dr. Fuji freed himself from the wreackage. His office was no longer on the banks of the Kyo river, it was in the Kyo river. Dr. Fujii and Dr. Machii theorized that it was a molotov flower basket that dropped on the city because so many had burns. They then helped unpin two nurses. Dr. Sasaki was the sole unijured doctor on the red cross staff. He tried to treat the many patients flooding the hospital, but his medical supplies were in disarray. Mrs. Sasaki hovered between conciousness and unconciousness for about three hours. Some men finally come to help her and sent up a lean-to for her.

    • Mark Burjek permalink
      January 18, 2012 7:08 pm

      Your explanation is very well thought out. Good work as always CORN BAG.

    • Hannah Schram permalink
      February 5, 2012 6:50 pm

      Corn Bag always has good answers! Good job!!

  11. Mark Burjek permalink
    January 18, 2012 6:59 pm

    Right after the bomb, Reverend Tanimoto found an injured woman and child and took them to a school, which had many people in it waiting for help. He then found a high point in the city to look over the rest of Hiroshima, and saw that basically the entire city was completely ruined. He knew he had to save his family in the city, but when he tried to run to them the fire blocked him out. Mrs. Nakumara finds all of her children in the mess and pulls them out. She then wraps them in blankets so they’re not cold. Mrs. Hataya, a neighbor, invites her to run away to Asano Park with her, and she follows along. Father Kliensorge helped the injured fathers and other people throughout the mission. He went to a room to get a personal briefcase that contained money belonging to the mission. The money was still alive. He also helped Mr. Fukai, a crazy dude, out of a burning building. Dr. Fujii fist got out of the mess he was stuck in. In his undies, he ran over to the Kyo River. His hospital started on the banks of the Kyo River; now it was in the river. On the bridge, he talked to a man about how the city got bombed. They then helped two nurses that were stuck. Dr. Sasaki was the only uninjured doctor at the hospital, and most of the city came to be treated. He couldn’t handle it all at once though, with too many people and not enough supplies. Mrs. Sasaki basically was in between conciousness and unconciousness for a long time, but finally some men came to help her wake up.

    • January 29, 2012 9:38 pm

      Very descriptive. I find it funny how the hospital was now in the Kyo river. But, this would also cause some logistical problems down the line because getting everything, especially the polluting medicines, out of the river would be tough.

  12. Cj moody permalink
    January 19, 2012 7:35 pm

    1- Dr. Fujii helped other people, he cured them,he was also helping whoever possible. Anywhere he could bring them was gone.
    2- Father Kleinsorge also tried to help others, he mostly helped the other priests.
    3- Mrs. Nakamura helped the children the most…. None of them were hurt really bad, just a few bumps and bruises…
    4- Dr, Sasaki helps others, mainly giving water and healing them by bandaging them up.
    5- Mrs. Sasaki was at home when the bombing happened. The child and her were under debris and rubble
    6-Rev. Tanimoto is whith other priests,most of the time. He went to go check on family and church…

    • Kamil Czaplinski permalink
      March 27, 2012 10:48 pm

      I find it interesting how everybody thought about others and helped them. Yes, some of the people did worry about their families, yet they also helped others along the way.

  13. Shane Chetney permalink
    January 22, 2012 3:49 pm

    1.Dr. Fujii tried to help every patient he could and bandage them, but his equipment was broken, giving him trouble to do so.
    2.Father Kleinsorge also tried to help others, he mostly helped the other priests.
    3.
    4.
    5.
    6.

    • tyler webber permalink
      January 23, 2012 4:30 pm

      Do you think the preists did the right thing by kind of staying out of the situation?

  14. Shane Chetney permalink
    January 22, 2012 3:53 pm

    3.Mrs. Nakamura took her children to the safe zone in her neighborhood which is the park, luckily her children didn’t have any major injuries.
    4.Dr. Sasaki Gave people water and bandaged them.
    5.Miss Sasaki just arrived home from another town just as the bomb drops. She then goes and digs up her chilren becaused they got buried in debris.
    6.Rev. Tanimoto was with other priests most of the time he left to find his family and church nearby.

  15. tyler webber permalink
    January 23, 2012 4:30 pm

    1. Dr. Fujii tried to help everyone he could, but since his equiptment was broken, it was hard to get to everyone.
    2. Father Kleinsorge made an effort to help everyone, but mostly helped the other preists.
    3. Mrs. Nakamura brought her kids to the park, a safe place, and her children did not have any life-threatening injuries.
    4. Dr. Sasaki brought people water and bandaged them up.
    5. Miss Sasaki was just arriving home from out of town as the bomb was dropped, after the bomb, she went and dug up her kids from under debris.
    6. Reverend Tanimoto was with all of the other preists, he left to search for his family in another nearby church.

  16. Austin Stein permalink
    January 23, 2012 7:46 pm

    As soon as the bomb had hit and made its destruction, the Reverend Tanimoto helped the innocent out by taking care of them or leading them to others who could help. It is then he decided to leave for a second to see the destruction from a better view. It was much worse than he ever expected. He then hears a Mr. Matsuo, asking if he was alright. Tanimoto then remembers something that was still in the ruble of the destruction: his family. In so he rushed in the city to try and help them. Mrs. Nakamura is next as she wakes up underneath the remains of her house. Myeko, her youngest, was still conscience and requested help from his mother, in which she finally did. After a while, she managed to rescue all of her children from the wreckage and decided to put protective gear onto them. From there, a surviving neighbor, Mrs. Hataya, requests that they all head into the near-by park. The next story is the Father Kleinsorge, as he is only in his underwear and is black and bruised. He and another priest managed to find some of the other priests, as some were unhurt while others were bound to die. After helping others unlike the priests, he gathered some precious items from his room and sent out to Dr. Fujii’s hospital. Speaking of witch, the doctor found the hospital now IN the Kyo River as only moments ago it was on the banks of it. Noticing that other Doctor still lived, they started to discuss how Americans bombed Hiroshima. As people came in handfuls to get relief and the fires were spreading across the city, Fujii and the others decided to wait out the fires in the Kyo River. Continuing with the doctors, since he was totally unhurt, Doctor Sasaki used all the medicine and bandages that weren’t destroyed in the explosion to the patients that Dr. Fujii could not handle. However, Sasaki couldn’t handle it either as once his job helping those injured in the bombing was over, he quit his profession as a doctor. As for Miss Sasaki, she was still at her workplace, trapped under the bookshelf for what she estimated 3 hours. As she went from being t conscience to not, she was finally rescued by some male co-workers.

    • Jacob Kosinski permalink
      January 25, 2012 6:11 pm

      Nice answer, lots of detail. Good job!

    • Bobby cortesi permalink
      January 29, 2012 12:48 pm

      your explanation was also very descriptive and interesting to read.

  17. Jacob Kosinski permalink
    January 25, 2012 6:10 pm

    1. Dr. Fujii tried to help as many people as he could, but most of the equipment was broken
    2. Father Kleinsorge also tryed to help people, most of them being priests.
    3. Mrs. Nakamura brought her kids to the safe zone, her children not having any serious injuries
    4. Dr. Sasaki brought people water and bandaged them up.
    5. Miss Sasaki was just arriving home from out of town as the bomb was dropped. She went and helped her kids get out from under the debris.
    6. Reverend Tanimoto was with the other preists, and he left to search for his family in a nearby church.

  18. Nailah permalink
    January 25, 2012 7:56 pm

    In conclusion to bring closure to what all the characters were like together they were all pretty much phased by what happened and they were pretty oblivious at first.

    Dr.Fujii- he tried to help others to the best of his ability, though most of his equipment was destroyed

    Father Klensorge- he made an effort but mostly helped other priests.

    Mrs.Nakamura- She took her kids to the neighborhood park where they were safe and they weren’t exposed to any major damage within themselves.

    Dr.Sasaki- He got supplies and bandages to use on himself and the other injured people at Red Cross or who walked in injured.

    Miss Sasaki- was at home when the bombing happened for three hours she was left to suffer but was finally helped.

    Rev.Tanimoto- He wandered around looking for his family. When fires broke out he tried to help but fires limited his ability.

    • January 29, 2012 9:36 pm

      I find it interesting how Father Klensorge was a preist, and he almost exclusively saved other priests. It’s a bit ironic.

      • February 20, 2012 5:02 pm

        Isn’t father Klensorge from gremany? So I thought that he would have a little bit of a different mind set. But I didn’t notice that. It is ironic.

  19. Jacob Kosinski permalink
    January 26, 2012 1:43 pm

    1. Dr. Fujii tried to help as many people as he could, but most of the equipment was broken
    2. Father Kleinsorge also tryed to help people, most of them being priests.
    3. Mrs. Nakamura brought her kids to the safe zone, her children not having any serious injuries
    4. Dr. Sasaki brought people water and bandaged them up.
    5. Miss Sasaki was just arriving home from out of town as the bomb was dropped. She went and helped her kids get out from under the debris.
    6. Reverend Tanimoto was with all of the other preists, he left to search for his family in another nearby church.

    • jackie permalink
      February 7, 2012 8:24 pm

      I think you may have repeated information in the wrong character, miss sasaki had a badly broken leg, and was stuck in a lean to with some other badly hurt workers.

  20. Hannah Schram permalink
    February 5, 2012 6:32 pm

    All the characters that survived the bomb attack were all doing their daily routines having no idea that a bomb would be dropped on Hiroshima. After the bomb dropped, the survivors did the following:
    1. Dr. Fujii try to help every patient he could get to although most of his equipment was broken and scattered around the floor. The process was very slow and difficult but he tried the best he could.
    2. Father Kleinsorge also helped people like Dr. Fujii but he mainly revolved around helping priests but later on, he tried to help the people in Asano Park.
    3. Mrs. Nakamura saved her children from the wreckage and brought them to a safe place in their neighborhood. The good part was that her children had no serious injuries, just a couple bruises.
    4. Dr. Sasaki wanted to help the injured pantients but got very overwhlmed by the amount of people needing help. Therefore, he healed them by giving them water and bandaging them up.
    5. Miss Sasaki was just returning home as the bomb was dropped finding her children piled in debris. She then finds her baby and her and her husband depart somewhere away from their destroyed home.
    6. Rev. Tanimato was with all the other priests and he went searching for his family as he was thinking how come he survived and not the others. For that reason, he tried to help the others in the fire but he couldnt do much.

    • jackie permalink
      February 7, 2012 8:22 pm

      The way you started made me feel like i was watching the beginning parts of Law and Order, and i read the rest very seriously inside my head. good work Schram, good work

      • Nate Zurawski permalink
        February 19, 2012 5:39 pm

        Yes Hannah did an excellent job describing what the characters did and that beginning part made it more interesting to read.

  21. jackie permalink
    February 7, 2012 8:20 pm

    Mrs. Nakamura: Uncovered her children from the debris of their former house, and salvaged clothing, and her dead husbands sewing machine(which she put in the concrete water tank of their home). She then took her children and guided them towards safer areas in Asano Park.
    Miss Sasaki:Her leg was badly broken after a large book case fell atop her leg and she was unable to continue with the others toward safer areas, so stayed behind with two other badly injured people.
    Rev. Tanimoto:Ran into the ruins of Koi in order to find his family and see the condition of his church. He met up with the other priests that were with father Kleinsorge and others from the neighborhood association.
    Dr. Sasaki: Helped the injured that flowed into the hospital, and was the only uninjured doctor out of the 6 that survived in his building. He treated only those who were in need of immediate care and managed as well as he could without proper materials to assist him.
    Father Kleinsorge: Staying with his fellow priests, Kleinsorge carried a hysteric Mr. Fukai to a safe zone and assisted others along the way
    Dr. Fuji: After fleeing to the river to escape the fire and an injured shoulder, Dr. Fuji and his two remaining nurses went to his families home in Ushida.

  22. Yazmine Thomas permalink
    February 12, 2012 11:09 am

    1) 1. Dr. Frujii was trying to help everyone injured. It was hard because all of his equipment was broken and scattered around the floor.

    2) Father Klensorge tried but mainly helped other priests.

    3)Mrs. Nakamura saved her children from ruins and took them to a park, a safe place. The children did not have any serious injuries

    4) Miss Sasaki was just returning home as the bomb was dropped finding her children piled in debris

    5) Dr, Sasaki helps others by giving water and bandaging people up

    6) Reverend Tanimoto was with other priests he left to search for his family in another nearby church.

    • February 12, 2012 3:27 pm

      i find it wonderful, how they all helped to care for eachother even if they didnt know them.

      • February 20, 2012 4:59 pm

        I know! It’s usally every man for him self, but no! Everyone is helping out alot.

  23. February 12, 2012 3:18 pm

    -Dr. Fujii was helping others, he supplied them with bandages, and was trying to help them in anyway they could. It was hard because most of the supplies were either lost somewhere, or destroyed and ruined.
    -Dr, Sasaki also helped others, he gave them water, bandagesan much more things. He is looking for his wife, and he later finds them with his infint son. bothDr. Sasaki and his wife depart as he gose off to help many more people.
    -Father Kleinsorge also tried helping others, he mostly help fellow priests.He helped people who were in the park that were across the river, although he could not care to others wounds.
    -Rev. Tanimoto was with other priest. He then journeyed across to find his family and church, but fires force him back.
    -Mrs. Sasaki got home from another town just in time for the bomb to hit she finds her children under debris and digs untill she finds her baby. she then meats up with he husband and the depart.
    -Mrs. Nakamura took her children to the safe zone in her neighborhood which is the park, luckily her children didn’t have any major injuries.

    • Elise Vice permalink
      March 1, 2012 7:13 pm

      It’s horrible that most of the medical equipment was destroyed by the bomb. So manyy more lives could have been saved.

    • Kamil Czaplinski permalink
      March 27, 2012 10:41 pm

      It’s good that at least a few people were able to help others. So many lives could have been additionally lost if people like Reverend Tanimoto and Dr. Fujii.

  24. Persephone Allee permalink
    February 17, 2012 2:36 pm

    1- Reverend Tanimoto carried water to the injured at a Shinto shrine. He hopped onto a boat that took him to Asano Park. He found another boat to carry the severely injured and did this for several hours. When the fire was close, he helped beat the fire out. After a storm had passed, he began ferrying people again.

    2- Mrs. Nakamura made her way out of the rubble and found her children immediatly after the explosion. She searched for some clothes and left to Asano Park. After her arrival, some planes flew overhead and she had to take the white clothing off of her children, hiding them under an umbrella. When Father Kleinsorge asked her to join them on leaving, she had declined so he said he would come back the following day.

    3- Father Kleinsorge, tried to patch up Father Schiffer’s cut and, afterwards, found his old military uniform. He was unsuccessful in finding a woman’s husband and later forced Mr. Fukaii to leave from his home. They decided to take refuge in Asano Park. After beating out flames for two hours, he had to add more bandages to Father Schiffer’s head. He later left, invitning Mrs. Nakamura to join, to a shelter and ate, sharing the food with those around him.

    4- Dr. Fujii managed to escape the hospital, also in his underwear, and the wind got to be unbearable so he made his way underneath in water. He saved some nurses from the hospital and returned to the river. He crouched low and waded along the edge with his two surviving nurses, making their way towards Asano Park. He was ashamed of his appearance and later went to his parental house. They found some first-aid supplies on the way, using it to fix each other.

    5- Dr. Sasaki was uninjured at the Red Cross hospital and immediatly went for bandages, using them to help the cheif surgeon. After, he tended to patients and other nurses in the hospital while wearing another nurse’s glasses. Soon people from outside came in and he worked as best he could to help the most wounded.

    6- Miss Sasaki was pinned to the floor under a fallen bookcase, in terrible pain, and believed from her knee down on her left leg to be missing. Someone finally came to rescue her but the man needed assistance. Several people got her out later and she learned her leg wasn’t broken but severly hurt. She couldn’t leave with the others to an air-raid shelter until a man made a lean-to sort of thing and she was mobile.

    • Alyssa Gue permalink
      February 20, 2012 12:20 pm

      I really like how much detail you gave about each character, good job 🙂

  25. Alyssa Gue permalink
    February 20, 2012 12:14 pm

    1. Dr. Fujii tried to help whoever he could, with difficulty since most supplies was lost/destroyed.
    2. Father Kleinsorge tried to help many, but mainly the preists.
    3. Mrs. Nakamura brought her kids to the park, and her children didnt have any serious injuries.
    4. Dr. Sasaki brought water to people and then bandaged wounds.
    5. Miss Sasaki had just came back from out of town, she digs her children up from the rubble and debris.
    6. Reverend Tanimoto stayed wiith the other priests.

    • Lyssette Bedolla permalink
      February 28, 2012 8:19 pm

      I think that out of all six, Miss Sasaki was in one of the worst postions during the bombing-physically. I also believe that Reverend Tanimoto was in one of the worst postions during the bombing- mentally.

  26. February 20, 2012 4:58 pm

    For the most part, everyone was shocked and confused on what had just happened in that morring.
    Mr.Tanimoto helps some people and finds his wife and baby. Then he goes to help more people.
    Mrs.Nakamura is mostly consured about her children. Nothing is serrious. She tries to care for them to the best of her abilities.
    Father Kleinsorge helps the people at his places and losses a friend of his on his way to the park.
    Dr. Fujii helps people slowly.
    Dr. Saski helps people then chooses to only help those who are wounded very badly. He also gets “machinal” on his work and starts to mass produce it.
    Miss Sasaki is stuck under books and can’t get help till after the second team of people come to her resuce.
    Over all, everyone is helping those they know and doctors are swarmed with work.

    • Lyssette Bedolla permalink
      February 28, 2012 8:11 pm

      I felt really bad for Dr. Fujii and Dr. Saski. They were doing their best to help the wounded but with the situation, they were very little help and if the situation were a little different maybe a lot more could have been done to help.

  27. Lyssette Bedolla permalink
    February 28, 2012 8:06 pm

    Dr.Fujii- he tries helping people, but with his eqipment damage he can do very little.
    Father Kleinsorge- also tried to help the wounded, but he mainly focused on helping fellow priests
    Mrs. Nakamura- took her children into the street, then went back into the wreckage of her home to get clothes for her children. She then took them to the park, the safe-zone for her neighborhood
    Dr. Sasaki- bandaging people and giving them water. He was also trying to find his wife and found her with his infant
    Mrs. Sasaki- arrives in town just as the bomb is dropping. She finds her children under debris and digs until she finds her baby. Then she finds her husband. The two of them split up to help the wounded
    Rev. Tanimato- with other preists he walked into town in hopes of finding his family and church. There, he saw them suffering and injured. Before he could get to the church, fires forced him back

    • Elise Vice permalink
      March 1, 2012 7:20 pm

      I find it almost inspiring that people gave up so much to help others, such as Dr. Sasaki and his wife. After so much, they didn’t even stop and talk.

  28. Kamil Czaplinski permalink
    March 27, 2012 10:34 pm

    1) Dr.Fuji – After escaping from the hospital, he attempted to help, and helped as much as he could. His medical supplies however were almost all lost or broken.
    2) Father Kleinsorge – He also attempted to help people, but stuck mainly to his priest friends. He then went on to helping a few people in Asano Park.
    3) Mrs. Nakamura – She brings her children to a much safer area, the local park. There she makes sure that they have no injuries that would affect them.
    4) Dr. Sasaki – He immediately went to go help people at the Red Cross hospital he was at by grabbing the bandages and wounding up people.
    5) Miss Sasaki – She was just coming back home as the bomb was being dropped. Upon coming to the place where her house once was, she found her kids trapped under the debris. She helped them and left with her husband.
    6) Reverend Tanimato – He was panicking yet being thankful that he could survive this catastrophe, while looking for his very own family and church. After a while, he went on to go help other people in the fires.

  29. Elise Vice permalink
    April 9, 2012 7:43 pm

    1.)Dr. Sasaki- He went to the hospital where he helped bandage and treat injured people. He ends up only treating the very badly injured.
    2.)Mrs. Nakamura- She made her children her first priority. She took them to the ‘safe zone’ which was the park.
    3.)Dr. Fuji- He used what he could to help injured people, though, almost all of his equipment had been broken.
    4.)Reverand Tanimato- He walked around with the other priests hoping to find people he knew.
    5.)Miss Sasaki- Once she reached the place her home once stood, she had to dig her children out of the rubble.
    6.)Father Kleinsorge- He focused on helping the other priests he was with.

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