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Title: Chiune Sugihara
Post by: montalban on May 06, 2006, 05:46:59 AM
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.
Title: Re: Chiune Sugihara
Post by: Ebor on May 06, 2006, 08:21:04 AM
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
Title: Re: Chiune Sugihara
Post by: montalban on May 06, 2006, 08:52:23 AM
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  ;) )
Title: Re: Chiune Sugihara
Post by: mike on April 28, 2013, 05:54:19 PM
Any movements to glorify him?
Title: Re: Chiune Sugihara
Post by: orthodoxindonesia on September 25, 2015, 05:21:28 AM
Any movements to glorify him?

Yes.
Title: Re: Chiune Sugihara
Post by: orthodoxindonesia on September 25, 2015, 05:22:44 AM
Any movements to glorify him?

Yes. I think. but not from J.O.C