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“Brings you to tears”

Children's Peace Monument
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Wollongong, Australia
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“Brings you to tears”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

The Children's Peace Monument is part of the whole experience of the Peace Park - thousands of paper cranes remind people of the horrors of war.

Visited September 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Sad stories behind the monument.”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Only after visiting the museum did the monument and the numerous colourful cranes make full sense to me.
A little girl who died from leukaemia a number of years following the blast, thought that if she folded 1000 paper cranes she would survive. Unfortunately she didn't, however nowadays people send colourful peace cranes from all over the world to be displayed here beside the children's memorial, in memory of all the children who died.
Another very moving memorial.

Visited September 2012
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Brighton
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“A beautiful monument”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

We visited the Children's Peace Monument on the day of the annual memorial service. It was an incredibly emotional experience and one that will stay with me for a long time.

Visited August 2012
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Chengdu, China
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“A bit small but to the point”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

It is a very sad reminder that there are many children that were killed and maimed when the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. I thought that the monument would be a bit bigger but I suppose there is not much more you need to say.

Visited August 2012
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Queensland, Australia
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“A bit disappoining!”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

So many wonderful memorials in the Peace Park, and this was one we really wanted to see. Found it quite disappointing though. It's quite a high monument, and not that easy for aging eyes to see the detail at the top. I expected it to be have a big impact on me, but it didn't. There are several showcases next to the monument that house the most recent offerings of paper cranes from children and adults all over the world. I found it all a bit impersonal and lacking in impact. I cried though in the museum, when reading of Sadako. I thought the monument (which I saw before going to the museum) would leave me with that feeling, but it didn't.

Visited July 2012
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