Sunday, January 27, 2013

Holocaust Remembrance Day

I read about this man many years ago, and was touched by his dedication and courage in such a terrible time.  He did what he believed to be right despite the consequences (he lost his job and live in 'disgrace' for his disobedience for much of the rest of his life), and saved thousands of people from death.

The image of Mr Sugihara leaning out of the window of the train on the way out of Lithuania, as he threw blank pieces of paper with the seal of the Japanese Consulate and his signature, because he simply could not physically write any more exit visas, has stuck with me for its beauty and heroism.

A photographic portrait of Chiune Sugihara.

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