Chiune Sugihara

The man who saved hundreds


Chiune Sugihara was born on January 1,1900 He graduated high school with top marks.Chlune's father despritly wanted him to be a doctor but Chlune wanted to study literature instead He went to Waseda University to study english.He payed for his own education with side jobs.

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On July 1940, Chiune Sugihara woke up to a crowed of polish jewish refugees gathered outside his house.Desperate to flee the Nazis,the refugees knew they could get visas from Chiune Suguhara. He did not have the athority to issue hundreds of visas so he had to make a choice should he ask the japan government to issue visas, or ignore hundereds of refugees.

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Chiune Sugihara wired his government three times for permission to issue visas to the Jewish refugees. Three times he was denied. The Japanese Consul in Tokyo wired no. So he had a choice write the visas anyway or let the refugees suffer so he dicided to disobay the government and wright the visas anyway he wrote visas for a month wishing each on good luck even more so when the solviet union was making him move he wrote visas up untill he had to move then he was still writeing them on the train. As the train was leaveing he threw all the rest out the window at the refugees.

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Chiune Sugihara died on July,311986 But when he died he left a part of him behind in the people who he saved.There may be 40,000 people who owe there lives to Chiune. Two generations have come after the original Sugihara survivors. Chiune Sugihara did great deed that will forever be rembered.

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Works cited Passage to Freedom The Sugihara Story

Halden Barns, Mrs Moen 7th 3/16/2015