TIL of the “Japanese Schindler,” Chiune Sugihara, a diplomat who went against orders to save 6000 Jewish lives during the Holocaust

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The title at first made me think he went against the order TO SAVE them


Imagine saving 6,000 lives and being remembered as the Japanese version of the white dude who did the same thing.


A Japanese dude saved Jews from the Nazis A Nazi saved Chinese people from the Japanese ​ Both are heroes


saved more than Schindler and still gets called “Japanese Schindler”


His Dutch colleague Jan Zwartendijk also issued 2,345 visas during the same period..