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A visa issued by former Japanese diplomat Saburo Nei, dated February 28, 1941, and found in April 2020. Photo: Courtesy of Akira Kitade.

Evidence Emerges of ‘Second Japanese Schindler’ Who Rescued Jews From Nazi Persecution

Evidence has emerged of a second Japanese diplomat who provided visas to European Jews fleeing Nazi persecution, raising the prospect that further undiscovered heroes are waiting to be recognized. Saburo Nei — who served as...

Oskar Schindler passed away 44 years ago

October 9th, marks the 44th anniversary of the death of Oskar Schindler, a singular and unlikely rescuer who was immortalized by Steven Spielberg's legendary movie – "Schindler's List". A German industrialist and member of the...
Captured Jews who participated in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising are rounded up by the Waffen SS on Nowolipie Street, between April 19 and May 16, 1943. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Honoring Polish rescuers in Warsaw who risked all to save Jews during the Holocaust

The sacrifices of Polish rescuers of Jews living in Warsaw during the Holocaust was honored on Sunday in one of the largest gatherings of Shoah rescuers in the Polish capital—and in what may be...

Miguel Giner, the Spaniard who flouted Franco’s laws to save hundreds of Jews from...

Vicente Giner (Altea, 1930) was 13 years old when that group of fifteen or twenty Polish Jews arrived at his house in Les, in Lleida, during the Second World War. "I remember everything perfectly...

Wladyslaw Kowalski: The Polish Officer who Saved 49 Jews

Wladyslaw Kowalski was an unusual Polish officer: he had a positive attitude toward Jewish people. During World War II, saving Jewish lives eventually became his mission. Kowalski was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1896. He...

Jews who saved other Jews from Nazis faced dilemmas too difficult for Solomon

Following the bloody month-long Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of April 1943, a cable was sent from British Mandate Palestine to occupied Poland’s Jewish Fighting Organization members. It contained the Jewish settlement leaders’ instructions to the...