2015 AUGUST 5 <> What of the victims? Swaths of Hiroshima disappeared in a blistering flash, yet there were survivors. Here are some of the eyewitness testimonies of what took place on that terrible day in August 1945. (They have been gleaned from a number of oral history projects, all of which are easily accessible online.) <> It is said that 2,000 to 6,500 A-bomb orphans lived in Hiroshima after the war.