The Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust

The Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust

German industrialist Oskar Schindler is credited with saving the lives of around 1,200 Jews. While this is by no means a small feat, there are other WWII unsung heroes who also saved thousands of lives from the Holocaust. One of these individuals was Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara. He issued thousands of visas that allowed large numbers of Jewish refugees to flee Nazi-occupied territories and live to tell the story.

In this gallery, we travel back in history and bring you the story of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese man who saved 6,000 Jews from the Holocaust. Click on to learn all about him.

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