Sempo Sugihara

By: Cody Quinney

Sempo Sugihara

Sempo Sugihara is one of many worldwide heroes. He was one of many people who helped the Jews during WWII. He helped the second most amount of Jews to freedom, which is amazing. He saved over 6 000 Jews from the Nazi’s. But, before World War II he was sent to Kaunas, Lithuania to open an office. Kaunas was located between Germany and the Soviet Union. Once Hitler had invaded Poland, the Jews fled for Kaunas, Lithuania. When the Jews found out they needed transit visas the Jews went to Sempo Sugihara. With the help of his wife Sugihara wrote and signed thousands of visas. This is why Sempo Sugihara is one of many worldwide heroes.

A Hero To Me

A hero to me is when someone has helped another person. They don’t have to save someone’s life but they need to have an impact on others. You shouldn't laugh at a person just because of who their hero is. Shockingly, to most of people they think my hero is a weird choice. My hero is my older sister. No why, because she has always been there for me. Most people look up to their parents but I look up to my sister. Surprisingly she is still my hero even when she decided to go live with her real mom I still looked up to her. So when you decide to laugh at that one person who looks up to their parents, siblings or relatives think do you look up to the same person? So don’t pick your hero because you think your friends are going to laugh at you. Pick that person because they have had an impact on your life.