Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Japan's Schindler

Who was Chiune Sugihara?

He is Japan's Schindler.
If you have seen the movie, "Schindler's List", you will recall that Oskar Schindler defied the Nazi party and gave many Jewish people visas that saved their life.

Sugihara did the same thing. He worked in the Japanese Counsel in Lithuania. Against the orders of the government, he issued thousands of visas to Jews fleeing Poland. He saved up to 6,000 lives.

When asked why he would do this, his answer was that "these were human beings that needed help. I could disobey the governement, but I could not disobey God."

Sugihara was a Christian who truly lived by his principles.

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