The Tragic Story of a Japanese Girl Who Made America Feel Guilty

One thousand origami cranes and only one wish

Sadako Sasaki in her funeral coffin surrounded by cranes, altered by the author
Sadako Sasaki in the coffin | Image by Wikimedia Commons, altered by the author

Sadako Sasaki (佐々木 禎子, January 7, 1943 — October 25, 1955) was just another girl living her little childhood in a peaceful city of some 350,000 souls. She had a mom, dad, and a brother who all would probably be erased from history if it hadn’t been for August 6, 1945.

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Maria Milojković, MA

Maria Milojković, MA

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