This week, we’ll be discussing the life and career of Sugihara Chiune, a bureaucrat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs prior to World War II. In 1940, Sugihara gave up his comfortable life and career to save thousands of Jewish refugees in Eastern Europe from the Nazis. We’ll discuss what he did, why he did it, and why I think it’s important this week.
Listen to the episode here.
PBS put together a documentary series on Sugihara; their evidence is available here.
Yad V’Shem (the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem) houses its evidence on Sugihara here.