The Holocaust Album

Ron Greene

Visas for Life: The Remarkable Story of Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara

"If you save the life of one person, it is as if you saved the world entire."
-- Jewish Proverb

Chiune (Sempo) Sugihara, the Japanese consular official serving in Lithuania, saved the second largest number of Jews in the Holocaust. He issued more than 2,000 visas to Polish refugees. This resulted in saving more than 6,000 lives. It is estimated that if the children and grandchildren of people who were saved by Sugihara were counted, there would be more than 40,000 people worldwide who owe their lives to the Sugiharas.

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