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Chiune Sugihara

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I'd like to advertise one man, Chiune Sugihara. A Japanese diplomate, and convert to Orthodoxy, he saved more Jews in WWII than the more famous Schindler. Has anyone here heard of him.

I think heaps of people might be interested to learn of this remarkable man.
 

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Chiune Sugihara protested against the treatment of Chinese people in Manchuria by his own countrymen. Posted to Lithuania by the Japanese government he and his wife, Yukiko, worked for 29 days in 1940 to write visas for Jewish people *against the instructions of the Japanese government*. With the visas the people were able to leave, many on the Trans-siberian railway and go tp Kobe, Japan and farther on.

He is counted as one of the "Righteous Among the Nations" at Yad Vashem in Israel.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/sugihara.html

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Ebor said:
Chiune Sugihara protested against the treatment of Chinese people in Manchuria by his own countrymen.  Posted to Lithuania by the Japanese government he and his wife, Yukiko, worked for 29 days in 1940 to write visas for Jewish people *against the instructions of the Japanese government*. With the visas the people were able to leave, many on the Trans-siberian railway and go tp Kobe, Japan and farther on.

He is counted as one of the "Righteous Among the Nations" at Yad Vashem in Israel.

http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/sugihara.html

Ebor
Thank you for the link. I've been after stuff about him. So far I've only been able to purchase second-hand (an ex-US library) book that was obviously written from 12-16 year olds (some would argue that's above my reading level ;) )
 

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Any movements to glorify him?
 
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