Japan Received Jewish Refugees

Japan Received Jewish Refugees


During WW2, Japan received Jewish refugees and rejected the resulting Nazi German protests.


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During World War II, some individuals and groups helped Jews and others escape the Holocaust conducted by Nazi Germany. A well-known example is Oskar Schindler, one of the thousands who have been so recognized. Since 1953, Israel's Holocaust memorial, Yad Vashem, has recognized 26,973 persons as Righteous among the Nations. Yad Vashem's Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, headed by an Israeli Supreme Court justice, recognizes rescuers of Jews as Righteous among the Nations.

The Japanese government ensured Jewish safety in China, Japan, and Manchuria. Japanese Army General Hideki T?j? received Jewish refugees in accordance with Japanese national policy and rejected German protest. Chiune Sugihara, Kiichiro Higuchi, and Fumimaro Konoe helped thousands of Jews escape the Holocaust from occupied Europe.


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