Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Anne Frank Book Donations Flood in after Vandalism

From Jiji Press: "Public libraries in Tokyo have received more than 100 books related to Anne Frank and offers of donations after vandals damaged many books on the Jewish girl, library people said Wednesday.

"The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library in Minato Ward received 137 new books related to Anne Frank.

"They were sent to the library in the name of Chiune Sugihara, a late Japanese diplomat who helped many Jewish people escape persecution by Nazi Germany during World War II by providing them with visas while he was serving as vice consul in Lithuania." Continue reading: Anne Frank Book Donations Flood in after Vandalism - Jiji Press, Feb. 26, 2014

UPDATE: Tokyo police arrest suspect in vandalism case - NHK World