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戸田成正 – Shigemasa Toda

November 28, 2010

Shigemasa Toda  was born in 1930. He was fourteen years old at the time he was injured by an incendiary bomb during an air raid on Tokyo on 13 April 1945.

In the following video, Toda describes losing his mother in the same raid and the process of locating his father after having spent months recuperating in a hospital and being cared for in an orphanage.

The interview (total running time: approximately 23 minutes) was conducted by Bret Fisk on 21 November 2010. Multiple language settings are available through the embedded player’s subtitle controls.




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Photographs of the postcard Toda sent to his uncle while staying at the orphanage: