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Saving lives in the XXI century - as the next COVID-19 wave hits Poland.
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Figure 2. WJOMI Editor-in-Chief (right) with the book author - Prof. Skotnicki (left), who wrote the historical work "Chiune Sugihara. The Consul who saved Jews".
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Report from Prof. Skotnicki author's evening
Prof. Aleksander B. Skotnicki, M.D., Ph.D. is a renowned haematologist from Cracow, former head of the University Hospital clinic and a hero medical doctor who saved many lives with innovative bone marrow transplants. Beyond medical field, Prof. Skotnicki is also an important cultural figure, with strong historical interests, who wrote many historical books. His most recent historical work is about Chiune Sugihara - a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania, who during World War II saved many Jews, including Cracow's citizens, from certain death by providing them with a ticket out of the war theatre - a transit Visa needed to travel outside war ridden Europe .
The State of Israel has in 1985 honoured Sugihara as one of the Righteous Among the Nations (Hebrew: חסידי אומות העולם), being the only Japanese national to have been so honoured.
Please see the recording from the evening of the author which took place in the MANGGHA Japanese Art and Technology Museum in Cracow on September 21, 2021 at 18.00, including a live transmission from one of the survivors (Figures 1 and 2).
 Skotnicki AB. Chiune Sugihara. Konsul, który ratował Żydów. Wydawnictwo Aromat Słowa, Kraków 2021.
Conflict of interest: none declared
To cite this article: Kochan P. Saving lives in the XXI century - as the next COVID-19 wave hits Poland. Saving lives in the XX century - during World War II by Chiune Sugihara. World J Med Images Videos Cases 2020; 7:e63-5.
Published on: 30 September 2021
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