Deaf survivor of atomic bombing appeals peace in sign language

June 19, 2017
Yamazaki Eiko explains in sign language, 
"I was afraid of an atom bomb. I cried much." 

Yamasaki Eiko, 90, is the Deaf woman who survived the atomic bombing in Nagasaki-shi located Japan's southern island. 

She moved to an elderly nursing home for the Deaf aged in Awajishima in Hyogo Prefecture, "The Awaji Owl Village" in the autumn of 2016.

Yamasaki visited her old home in Nagasaki-shi and lectured in the Atomic Bomb Museum on June 18. 

She stated, "I am afraid of an atom bomb.
It is the regrettable misery." Participants responded to her speech by expressed with waving both hands.


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