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For A-bomb survivors, pandemic silences decades of storytelling

Hiroshima memorial museum resorts to streaming testimonials as coronavirus cancels events

Pedestrians pass by the Atomic Bomb Dome in Hiroshima.   © Kyodo

HIROSHIMA -- April and May are usually busy months for Hiroshi Harada, 80, who for decades has been telling his tale of surviving an atomic bombing to schoolchildren, hoping to preserve the devastation he witnessed in people's collective memory.

But this year, the pandemic has upended that routine for Harada and other atomic-bomb survivors. 

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