Israeli Confirming Most Righteous Status on Non – Jews

Mlody Chiune -- YOUNG CHIUNE
Chiune w szkole -- CHIUNE IN SCHOOL
Z rodzina w Kovnie
WITH HIS FAMILY IN KAUNAS
1941
Yukiko Sugihara

Sprawiedliwi wsrod Narodow Swiata
RIGHTEOUS AMONG THE NATIONS
(January 1, 1900, Yaotsu, Japan- July 31,1986, Fujisawa, Japan)

From Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia

Chiune Sugihara (杉原 千畝 Sugihara Chiune?, 1 January 1900 – 31 July 1986) was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped several thousand Jews leave the country by issuing transit visas to Jewish refugees so that they could travel to Japan. Most of the Jews who escaped were refugees from German-occupied Poland and residents of Lithuania. Sugihara wrote travel visas that facilitated the escape of more than 6,000 Jewish refugees to Japanese territory, risking his career and his family’s lives. Sugihara had told the refugees to call him “Sempo”, the Sino-Japanese reading of the characters in his first name, discovering it was much easier for Western people to pronounce.[1] In 1985,Israel honored him as Righteous Among the Nations for his actions.

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