Quick Search

Keyword
Title
Author
Seller Id
Advanced Search
 
 

Find us on:

 
Gift Certificate

 
 
History:Military:World War II
       Tell a Friend
Add to Shopping Cart
Chiune Sugihara and Japan's Foreign Ministry: Between Incompetence and Culpability - Part II (Pt. II), Sugihara, Seishiro; Hu, Norman
Stock Image
Author Name:    Sugihara, Seishiro; Hu, Norman

Title:   Chiune Sugihara and Japan's Foreign Ministry: Between Incompetence and Culpability - Part II (Pt. II)

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    UPA 

ISBN Number:   0761819711 / 9780761819714

Seller ID:   ING9780761819714

0761819711 Special order direct from the distributor

More Description

When the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany partitioned Poland in September of 1939, thousands of Jews fled Poland into Lithuania and fled across the USSR to Japan. With the help of Jan Zwartendijk, acting Dutch consul, and Chiune Sugihara, Japan's vice consul in Lithuania, the refugees obtained documents for their perilous escape from Nazi persecution. From Japan, many refugees moved on to Dutch-controlled Curacao or other final destinations. Decades after the war, and one year before his death in 1986, Sugihara was finally honored by Israel with the "Righteous Among the Nations" Award for the help he gave to the Jews in 1940. He also received the Raoul Wallenburg Award posthumously in 1990. However, in Japan little was known about Sugihara's heroic actions for more than five decades. The author, Seishiro Sugihara (no relation to Chiune), reveals a pattern of deception and obfuscation by Japan's foreign ministry to obstruct recognition of Sugihara's philanthropy. The Sugihara episode, the author contends, is only one in a long line of scandalous cover-ups which have plagued the Ministry, including its ill-fated Twenty-One Demands upon Nationalist China in 1915; and more infamously the failure of its Washington Embassy to follow orders and deliver the "declaration of war" on December 7, 1941 which resulted in the Pearl Harbor operation being stigmatized as a "sneak attack." His book is the first to demonstrate that, while Japan's military was abolished during the Occupation, the Foreign Ministry secured its own future at the expense of Japan and the Japanese people, and deliberately and systematically placed Sugihara's act of kindness beyond public scrutiny.



Price = 133.70 CDN
Add to Shopping Cart

cookie