Makoto Otsuka, 68, head of the Holocaust Education Center in Fukuyama, Hiroshima Prefecture, which celebrates the life of Chiune Sugihara, often referred to as "Japan's Oskar Schindler" for his heroic efforts in World War II to save thousands of Jews from Nazi persecution.© Asahi Shimbun
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People in Japan tend to associate the Holocaust only with Europe. I want young people to realize that a Japanese was a beacon in the darkest of times. I hope that will eventually lead to them taking action for peace.
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