Sadako Sasaki was born in Hiroshima, Japan, on January 7, 1943. She was the daughter of Shigeo and Fujiko Sasaki.
She was one of the hibakusha when an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
Sadako became widely known for folding one thousand origami cranes before her death. According to a popular story, she folded only 644, and her classmates completed 1,000 for her. However, according to an exhibit in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum, Sadako completed 1,000 and folded more cranes.
She died from leukemia as a result of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima on October 25, 1955.
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