During the Second World War, Schindler, as a diplomat saved more than 6000 Jewish. Later, he went down in history as a “Japanese Schindler”. Now Google is reminding us of Chiune Sugihara.
Google surprises the world with its Google Doodles. The online giant wants to remind us of big personalities and special events.
It, today 29 June, honors a man who wrote history as a “Japanese Schindler” during the Second World War: Chiune Sugihara.
Two days before his death, Google’s passport has a passport showing Sugihara’s face. Below are numerous stamps in human form. These are perhaps to remember the many lives that the Japanese saved in the Second World War.
At the lower right edge of the picture is still the lettering “Lithuania”. There Sugihara worked from 1936 as Vice Consul of the Japanese Consulate and issued from July 29, 1940, more than 6,000 Jews a visa-free to allow them to flee.
Japanese Schindler, Chiune Sugihara Receives Late recognition
On his return to Japan in 1947 Sugihara was initially not celebrated. Because he had deliberately disobeyed orders, he was suspended by the Foreign Office. Nearly five decades and several awards of the land of Israel, he also received in his homeland the recognition he deserved.
How many people he actually saved from death is unclear. At first, there were more than 6,000 Jews. An American researcher corrected “Sugihara’s list” but up. Accordingly, it was even more than 7500. Sugihara died on July 31, 1986, at the age of 86 years in Japan.
The name “Japanese Schindler” was given to him in the style of Oskar Schindler. The German entrepreneur saved about 1,200 Jews during the Second World War. Together with his wife, he risked not only his entire fortune but also his own life.
We are looking forward to the next person to be honored by Google.