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Chiune Sugihara

A Japanese diplomat, Sugihara was sent to Kaunas, Lithuania, in the early days of World War II. There, in direct violation of his orders from Tokyo, the consul began issuing transit visas for fleeing Jews. Without such visas, the refugees would not have been permitted to leave the country. In little over a month, he wrote thousands of visas, continuing even as the train removing him from his consulate post pulled out of the station. How did the Japanese government react to his insubordination? More...
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Humanity is found in most unexpected places.
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Reading this amazing article on Jan.1 , 2015 . As of this very date , the nation of Lithuania is set to adopt the
euro currency as an official member of the EU. Interesting timing. This man's heroism needs to be
known far & wide. How grateful for those who fight for the lives & rights of others - especially
those that God loves and has covenant with. He was an instrument for good. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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There were many who helped the Jews that at the time that no one knew about. Even today there are unsung heroes who work around the world helping those who are being persecuted. I for one will always be thankful to those who risk everything and do the right thing even when it can mean risking their own lives. It's encouraging at least for me to know that not everything in the world today is bad, there are many good people and things if we only take time to see them.

Happy Birthday Mr. Sugihara, many are alive today because of what you did. You didn't become a doctor, but you found a way to save lives. May the Lord richly reward you and your family for your brave acts in serving humanity! Applause

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The Japanese foreign office asked him to resign
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i'm surprise nobody has made that in to a movie
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striker wrote:
i'm surprise nobody has made that in to a movie


They did! Don't worry, I missed it too.
Copy/pasted from the article:
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Chris Tashima and Chris Donahue made a film about Sugihara in 1997, Visas and Virtue, which won the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film.[18]

It's inspiring to hear about such a hero. Great article TFD! Applause

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This great man from a country that invaded China, most of Asia, stealthily attacked Pearl Harbor, and committed all those bestially deeds. A couple of bad leader will lead a nation astray.
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It may be an important aspect of this amazing man's character that he was an Orthodox Christian, of a Russian Orthodox sect that I hadn't realized existed in Japan. He may have been posted to Lithuania because he spoke Russian. Both he and his wife have alternative names that are clearly Russian. He was from the northern island of Hokkaidō, where the people are not as tightly integrated into the reportedly conformist Japanese society.

St. Nicholas of Japan (baptized as Ivan Dmitrievich Kasatkin) brought Orthodox Christianity to Japan in the 19th century.[1] In 1861 he was sent by the Russian Orthodox Church to Hakodate, Hokkaidō as a presbyter to a chapel of the Russian consulate.

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