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Movie and Discussion: Chinese/Japanese Jewish Relations during WW II – A Werner Lecture Series Event

April 20, 2017
Beth El
50 Maple Stream Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520

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Please join us for a viewing of the PBS file “SUGIHARA – Conspiracy of Kindness.”

Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped between 10,000 and 40,000 Jews leave the country by issuing transit visas so that they could travel to Japanese territory, risking his career and his family’s lives. The Jews who escaped were refugees from German-occupied Western Poland or Russian-occupied Eastern Poland, as well as residents of Lithuania. In 1985, Israel named him to the Righteous Among the Nations for his actions. He was the only Japanese national to be so honored.

Admission is free and the event is open to the public.  Donations are appreciated.

RSVP by April 20, 2017 to 443-4454.

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