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World War II Series

A series of award-winning documentaries that tell significant stories of WW II, many that only now can be told. Programs available on 15 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 15-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail
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Holocaust Hero: A Tree for Sugihara

Holocaust Hero: A Tree for Sugihara

"Highly Recommended. The tree from this documentary's title refers to one in Israel's holocaust memorial Yad Vashem. There, the Israelis have planted trees in honor of Gentiles, like Wahlenberg and Schindler, who saved the lives of Jews during World War II. In 1939, thousands of Jews fled Poland to Lithuania. On August 2, 1940, thousands of Jews gathered outside the Japanese consulate in Lithuania for permission to seek asylum in Japan. Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat in Lithuania, disobeyed his government and issued visas to over 6,000 Jews. He also organized an underground railroad to transport the otherwise doomed Jews to Japan. When Sugihara returned to Japan, he was promptly fired. I cannot give enough praise for this film. It is short, earnest, and offers an easily retainable version of an often-overlooked episode in history." -EMRO Review
"Highly Recommended. To the list of notable Holocaust savings add the less familiar but no less important name of Sempo Suighara; this is an appropriate tribute to a remarkable individual." -Booklist
This is the compelling story of a hero of the Holocaust, Chiune Sempo Sugihara, a man of conscience, who defied his country by issuing thousands of visas during WW II, which allowed over 6000 Jews to escape the murderous hands of the Nazis. We meet Sugihara's son, Hiroki; also Hillel Levine, author of In Search of Sugihara; plus, in Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, where a tree for Sugihara is planted, we meet Mordecai Paldiel, Director at the Department for the Righteous Among Nations. Produced by Quin Mathews. 03/09DE JSCA 30 min.
Also See: Anti-Nazi: My Opposition - The Diaries of Friedrich Kellner; The Defiant: The Holocaust Memoirs of Shalom Yoran; Holocaust Story: A Look in the Eyes of Resistance
Associated Movie: Schindler's List - starring Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley and Ralph Fiennes

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