|It is said that
2,000 to 6,500 A-bomb orphans lived in Hiroshima after the war. Having
lost their families to the A-bomb, they were left all alone. Many
lived in "war casualty children's homes," but some ended up living
on the street, supporting themselves by shining shoes or doing whatever
else they could.
●A-bomb Orphans at
a Memorial Ceremony (Ninoshima Island, Hiroshima City)