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Chiune Sugihara fue un diplómatico japonés en Lituania que salvó a 6.000 judíos. Cuando los nazis empezaron a perseguirlos, Sugihara arriesgaba su vida emitiendo visados falsos para los judíos. Dedicaba 18 horas diarias a redactarlos a mano. Testigos presenciales dicen que el día en que el consulado tuvo que ser evacuado, todavía estaba emitiéndolos. Salvó 6000 vidas. El mundo no se enteró de lo que había hecho hasta que Israel lo honró como "Gentil justo" en 1985, un año antes de falleciera.
Hannah Senesh was one of 37 Jews from Palestine who parachuted into Yugoslavia to save the Hungarian Jews who were about to be deported to Auschwitz. She was arrested at the Hungarian border, imprisoned, tortured, and eventually executed by a firing quad. Hannah never revealed the details of her mission. Her poem "Eli, Eli" is a very famous Hebrew song.
Selahattin Ülkümen Selahattin Ülkümen (14 January 1914 in Antakya – 7 July 2003 in Istanbul) was a Turkish diplomat and consul in Rhodes during the Second World War, who assisted many local Jews to escape the Holocaust. In 1989 Israel recognized him as among the Righteous Among the Nations and listed his name at Yad Vashem.
After 65 years . . . a brother and sister separated since the Holocaust were reunited in Israel this week. 78-year-old Binyamin Shilon believed for most of his life that his sister had been murdered by the Nazis, along with the rest of his family in Poland. 73-year-old Shoshana November, Shilon’s sister, had presumed him part of the six million Jews lost in the Holocaust, as well.