TOKYO — Chiune Sugihara defied government orders and issued travel visas allowing thousands of Jewish refugees to escape Nazi persecution in 1940.
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The 94-year-old man was convicted as accessory to the murder of 300,000 people and sentenced to four years in prison, in what could be one of the last big Holocaust trials.
LONDON (Reuters) A man who became known as the “British Schindler” for saving hundreds of Czech children from Nazi persecution in the run-up to World War II has died.
(RNS) More than 55 years since its publication, Henry Wouk’s “This is My God” retains its place as a guidebook to Judaism.
RIGA, Latvia (Reuters) There were 210 synagogues in Latvia before World War II; today, there are only two synagogues operating.
(RNS) The idea for the museum comes from Austrian historian Andreas Maislinger, who says the “House of Responsibility” will allow students and young people to do research on crimes against humanity and World War II.
(RNS) How did a quiet American pastor come to be the spiritual care-giver of Nazi war criminals? A new book, “Mission at Nuremberg,” dusts off an overlooked corner of World War II history.
(RNS) A group of Christians, Hindus, Jews and humanists has asked the House of Representatives to reject a prayer plaque proposed for the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
(RNS) The filmmakers knew they wanted to tell a story about a Muslim who did something heroic during World War II, because so few stories are known. Noor Inayat Khan’s story was the most alluring because of her deep spirituality.