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Subject: Studying The Holocaust-here is a new twist, A Japanese official who saved J
Date Posted: 3/13/2008 10:34 AM ET
Member Since: 8/12/2007
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Have you read

A Special Fate: Chiune Sugihara: Hero Of The Holocaust
It is an amazing book of morals and courage by an unlikely hero.

The review reads,

When Chiune Sugihara was growing up in Japan, he had never even met a Jewish person. There was no way Chiune could know that he would one day save the lives of thousands of Jews - and become a great hero to the Jewish people. Chiune Sugihara was a diplomat who left Japan to work in Lithuania, a small country in Eastern Europe. Part of his job there was to give people permission to leave the country. At the time, Lithuanian Jews were suffering under Nazi rule, and many hoped to escape before they could be taken to concentration camps. Chiune knew he had to help. Going against the wishes of his boss, Chiune allowed nearly 6,000 Jews to leave Lithuania and escape the Nazis.
My copy has never been read but it is bent some.

Last Edited on: 3/20/08 7:20 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 3/19/2008 10:25 AM ET
Member Since: 10/9/2006
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Thanks for reminding me about this man.  I've seen the documentary on PBS about him; what an uplifting story!  I'm going to this book on my wishlist now.