Japanese municipality holds benefit to commemorate savior of Jews

(JTA) — A municipality in Japan celebrated the 80th anniversary of the rescue of Jews by a local diplomat with a bake sale.

The benefit, which began this week in Japan’s Gifu district, will continue until Sept. 10 and its proceeds will go toward commemorating Chiune Sugihara’s actions in Japan, Lithuania and beyond, Kyodo News reported Thursday. The district had planned to hold a benefit concert but had to switch to an online sale of cupcakes because of social distancing measures connected to the coronavirus.



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