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Chinese diplomat who saved Jews honored
Published: 26.11.12, 09:02
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1. Gratitude
Ryan ,   Australia   (11.26.12)
This man was a saint. It's a disgrace he is still discredited by some. I hope his family can find some solace in the honours that have been bestowed on him.
2. G-d Bless the memory of Dr. Ho & thank you Ms. Manli for
Moshe ,   Usa   (11.26.12)
all the work you did to bring this to the attention of Jews around the world. It is very uplifting to know that there were those who were morally courageous at that time.
3. tell this story to the chinese.....
calabi ,   sydney Australia   (11.26.12)
As a Chinese Christian I believe God is showing His gratitude for Shanghai today because of what Dr Ho did send the JEWS to China Shanghai. And I believe Dr Ho is a Christian too...if not he did have a true Christian faith to love the JEWS! (End)
4. Yehi Zichro Baruch - May his memory be Blessed
meir elazar   (11.26.12)
5. Holocaust Denial
A.Noronha ,   Brazil   (11.26.12)
When the world still seeks recognition from anonymous people who saved humans of Nazi atrocities, there are still monkeys in Iran and other Muslim countries who continue to deny the Holocaust! Shame on the United Nations to make a blind eye to this reality.
6. Calabi
Walt K ,   Sherbrooke, Canada   (11.26.12)
I always thought that all chineses had no compassion about strangers.This Doctor proved that I was wrong. Be blessed !
7. Unhappy end of Shanghai jews.
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (11.26.12)
More than 20 000 jews found refugee shelter in China. Japanese created a ghetto in Shanghai, but none was killed. On the last days of the war US Air Force launched an air attack against the ghetto, killing about 80 jews. Congratulations !
8. To Istvan #7
Oleg ,   USA   (11.26.12)
I do not understand your sarkazm. Do you mean, that US airforce specifically targetted ghetto? Or you mean that it would be better for jews to stay were they resided and have the same fate as Hungarian Jews? During WWII of the approximately 725,000 Jews residing within Hungary's expanded borders of 1941, only about 260,500, mostly from Budapest, survived.
9. To nr 8 Oleg
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (11.26.12)
I was writing about facts. In the Hongkew district bombing 60 jews died. But there were no US bombings on the railroads from Hungary to KL Auschwitz. A well known story.
10. Genesis Chapter 12 v 1
Ian ,   Lurgan N. Ireland   (11.26.12)
"And I will bless those that bless you and curse the one who curses you" I found out recently about the Jews finding refuge in China while America and Britain turned them away. Is it just coincidence that the economy of these countries is declining ?
11. A saint
Adam ,   Herndon VA, USA   (11.26.12)
This man saved Jews in their moment of great danger, and suffered professional and personal setbacks as a result. I pray that he is resting peacefully.
12. #9, Are you not omitting some facts?
Robert ,   New Jersey, USA   (11.27.12)
Istvan, if the location had been Sderot and Gazan rockets killed Jews, you'd have called it "collateral damage." Do you perhaps know yet choose to conceal that Japanese administrators were in Shanghai and perhaps the targets of American bombs -- not Jews?
13. Wish Chinese Govt had morals of Dr. HO
SG ,   Teaneck   (11.27.12)
Instead it arms Israel's enemies; Iran and Hamas.
14. They are rewarded
Joseph ,   London UK   (11.29.12)
He sounds reminiscent of Isaiah's Suffering Servant who suffered for the sins of those around him. The Japanese Consul in Kovno who gave thousands of visas to Jews fleeing Hitler, was also mistreated by his own govt. On the other hand how strange that 'idolatrous' countries like China and Japan rescued Jews fleeing from Christian countries. We have lived to see the reward to China and Japan who refused to persecute innocent people. When the Japanese commandant of Shanghai, with its thousands of Orthodox Jewish refugees, asked a senior rabbi why the Germans were so anti-Jewish, the Amshenover Rebbe replied, 'The Germans say we Jews are Oriental [inferior]'
15. Taiwan
ltrail ,   United States   (11.30.12)
"Chinese nationalists in Taiwan launched a political offensive to discredit Dr. Ho and he was eventually impeached and denied a pension for his 40 years of diplomatic service. Despite repeated appeals by his family, his name has still not been cleared by Taiwan authorities." Shame on, Taiwan! On all issues reported, herein.
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