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A Special Fate: Chiune Sugihara: Hero of the Holocaust

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"A Special Fate: Chiune Sugihara: Hero of the Holocaust" is a compelling biography that brings to light the courageous actions of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese consul stationed in Lithuania during World War II. In a breathtaking act of defiance, Sugihara risked his career and his family's safety to issue life-saving visas to thousands of Jews, directly contravening the direct orders from his government. Set against the grim backdrop of the Holocaust, this book not only explores the profound moral dilemmas faced by Sugihara but also delves into the impact of his decisions on the lives he saved. Ideal for middle-school readers, this narrative provides a profound lesson on the power of individual action in the face of mass injustice and highlights themes of racial justice and immigrant rights. This biography, published on January 1, 2000, serves as a testament to how one person's courageous actions can echo through generations. It prompts readers to consider, "What choices would you make when confronted with injustice?"
Published by Scholastic on January 1, 2000
176 pages
ISBN: 9780590395250
Best for readers in Middle School
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