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Chiune Sugihara issued between 2,100 and 3,500 life-saving transit visas. Due to his actions, and those of Honorary Dutch Consul Jan Zwartendijk, generations of visa recipient families are alive today including Kristina Cooper's husband and three children.

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Zorah Wahrhaftig, Israel’s former Minister of Religion, among those refugees helped by Sugihara with Chiune Sugihara.

“I just did what we as human beings should do. One of my best teachers, in Harbin, once told me: You do the right thing because it is the right thing. Not for gain. Not for recognition. Just because it is the right thing. The refugees were people who needed my help. I could give help to them. It was the right thing to do. That’s all.”


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