Thursday, May 3, 2012

Recalling the rescue of Mir Yeshiva

The Mir Yeshiva Building
in the Shanghai Ghetto, 1945
(Courtesy: The Association of
Former Mir Resident)
Yesterday, the Foreign Minister of Japan was at Yad Vashem and in the course of his visit he paid tribute to Chiune Sempo Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who rescued many Jews during the Holocaust and was recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations.   The visit brought to mind the incredible story of the Mir Yeshiva, which continues to flourish today, in part thanks to Sugihara's visas.  You can read more about the rescue of the Mir Yeshiva here.  

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