Thursday, August 27, 2009

Sugihara video

Last November, on the death of author Yukiko Sugihara, I wrote about her husband, Chiune Sugihara [杉原千畝], a man known to many inside and outside Japan as "Japan's Schindler." 

Recently I ran across this video detailing the story of how Mr Sugihara — at considerable professional risk and no small measure of personal risk to himself and his family — saved thousands of Jews in Soviet-occupied Lithuania by issuing them exit visas in defiance of his own government. 

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