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The just : how six unlikely heroes saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust / Jan Brokken ; translated by David McKay.

Brokken, Jan, (author.). McKay, David, 1973- (translator.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 940.531835 BROKKEN 2021 (Text) 0001002464780 Nonfiction New Available -

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General Note:
Originally published in Dutch as De rechtvaardigen. Amsterdam : Atlas Contact, 2018.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"In May 1940, Jan Zwartendijk, the director of the Lithuanian branch of the Philips electrical-goods company, stepped into history when he accepted the honorary role of Dutch consul. In Kaunas, the capital of Lithuania, desperate Jewish refugees faced annihilation in the Holocaust. That was when Zwartendijk, with the help of Chiune Sugihara, the consul for Japan, and the Dutch ambassador in Riga, Latvia -- chose to break his country's diplomatic rules. He opened up a possible route to freedom through the ruse of issuing visas to the Dutch colony of Curacao on the other side of the world... Most of the Jews whom Zwartendijk helped escape survived the war, and they and their descendants settled in America, Canada, Australia, and other countries. Zwartendijk and Sugihara were true heroes, and yet they were both shunned by their own countries after the war, and their courageous, unstinting actions have remained relatively unknown."-- provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
1070L Lexile
Language Note:
Translated from the Dutch.
Subject: Zwartendijk, Jan, 1896-1976.
Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust > Netherlands.
World War, 1939-1945 > Jews > Rescue > Lithuania.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Genre: Biographies.

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