Friday, January 10, 2014

Chiune Sugihara...

....a man who saved 6000 Jews.
He was a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania, and when the Nazis began rounding up Jews Sugihara risked his life to start issuing unlawful travel visas to Jews. He hand-wrote them 18 hrs a day. The day his consulate closed and he had to evacuate, witnesses claim he was STILL writing visas and throwing from the train as he pulled away.
He risked his life to saved 6000 lives.
The world didn't know what he’d done until Israel honored him in 1985, the year before he died.

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