Abe to pay tribute to Japan's Schindler in Lithuania

A Japanese diplomat who saved 6,000 European Jews from the Holocaust by issuing visas to allow them to escape war-torn Lithuania will be hailed by Japan's premier, decades after defying Tokyo to help the refugees.Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will pay tribute to Chiune Sugihara on Sunday when he visits the two-storey building that housed the consulate where he worked in the Baltic state's second city Kaunas.Sugihara is thought to be among around 15 diplomats who issued visas for European Jews during the Second World War, and is often called "Japan's...

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By: France 24 - 5 days ago

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