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HaShoah 2013

Today is HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.  The day Jews around the world stop and remember those who were murdered by the Nazis and their allies.  6 million+ Jews murdered, 3 million Soviet POWs murdered, 2 million Poles murdered, 1.5 million…

A Great Show Of Strength And Courage

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In the course of human existence, many people are tested. Only a few soar as eagles and achieve greatness by simple acts of kindness, thoughtfulness and humanity. This is the story of a man and his wife who, when confronted with evil, obeyed the kindness of their hearts and conscience in defiance of the orders of an indifferent government. These people were Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara who, at the beginning of World War II, by an ultimate act of altruism and self-sacrifice, risked their careers, their livelihood and their future to save the lives of more than 6,000 Jews. This selfless act resulted in the second largest number of Jews rescued from the Nazis.