戦後70周年 The Miracle of General Kiichiro Higuchi

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Published on Apr 1, 2021
The Miracle of General Kiichiro Higuchi

The year 1938.In the extreme cold of temperatures below 20 degrees, many Jewish refugees fleeing from Nazi persecution were held up in Otopol at the Soviet border of Manchuria.
While the Manchukuo Foreign Ministry Immigration Office refused to grant them visas due to the watchfulness of their German allies, the Harbin secret military chief at that time,
Major General Kiichiro Higuchi, saved the lives of those Jewish refugees on the verge of freezing to death, estimated to be up to twenty thousand.
He rightfully declared to the Chief of Staff of the Kantou Army, Major General Hideki Tojo: "Japan is not a vassal state of Nazi Germany. Is it truly correct for us to carry Hitler’s stick to make misery on unwanted people?”
It would be two years until Chiune Sugihara was appointed as Lithuanian Consulate in Kaunas and issued “Visas for Life”.

In this article, we speak with Ryuichi Higuchi grandson of former army Lieutenant General Kiichiro Higuchi and Professor Emeritus of Meiji Gakuin University, about what he learned from his grandfather, whom he lived with until 24 years of age. We will discuss memories and untold stories related to the “man of decision,” Kiichiro Higuchi, as we conduct an in-depth examination on the historic feats of the Lieutenant General.

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