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Hiroshima survivors’ art held in UK to be returned to Japan via BBC

Paintings by pupils who survived a World War Two atomic attack are to be returned to Japan by the man who looked after them “for many decades”.

The works were given to a Manchester teacher by a Hiroshima school principal in the 1950s, who passed them to art education supervisor Michael Stevenson.

They were used as teaching aids and were shown at the House of Lords on the 70th anniversary of the attack in 2015.

Mr Stevenson said Japan was now “the right place” for them.

The paintings were created by teenage students of the Methodist Girls’ High School in the early 1950s.

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