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Chiune Sugihara – A Modest Hero

Posted by Glezele Vayne on March 22, 2009

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Below is a small excerpt of the video entitled “Sugihara”. The entire movie is available at many public libraries for free, and is well worth the time.

In addition to thousands of Jewish refugees from Lithuania and other Nazi occupied nations, Mir Yeshiva owes it’s continued existence to Chiune Sugihara. They honored Sugihara’s widow, in a moving segment of the video, towards the end.

Japan refused to participate in Hitler’s war against the Jews, in spite of repeated efforts to pressure on the part of the Nazi’s that the Japanese adopt antisemitic views. They simply would not.

From Schmoozing with Elya & Ellie Katz

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