Mass Rescuer: Chiune Sugihara
During WWII, the Nazi regime sought to exterminate millions of people they saw as inferior. The History Guy remembers a surprising rescuer - Chiune Sugihara, the vice-consul for the Japanese Empire in Lithuania. His efforts saved innocent lives, and it is history that deserves to be remembered.
During WWII, the Nazi regime sought to exterminate millions of people they saw as inferior. Despite their campaign of horror, those dark days inspired some to act – to risk their lives to save their friends, their neighbors, and even strangers whose lives were at risk through no fault of their own. One of the men who was willing to risk his life and career to save others came from a surprising place – Japan. The story of Chiune Sugihara, the vice-consul for the Japanese Empire in Lithuania, and how his efforts saved innocent lives, is history that deserves to be remembered.
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