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Forgotten History-Chiune Sugihara Japanese WW2 Hero

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Forgotten may not be the best description for this man, since he has been remembered in fact earlier this year a movie ,with the title”Persona Non Grata” about him was released in the cinema. But a lot of people on the globe,including me; have never heard of this man.

I was tempted to call him the Japanese Schindler but I feel it would not do justice to him.

Although he was part of an evil regime he refused to give up on his humanity and his respect for his fellow man.

Chiune (Sempo) Sugihara, born on January 1, 1900, was the first Japanese diplomat posted to Lithuania. He was born to a middle-class family from Yaotsu, in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture on the main Japanese Island of Honshu, north of Nagoya. Sugihara is sometimes also referred to as “Chiune,” an earlier rendition of the Japanese character for “Sempo,” part of his…

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