|Geographical location in Japan|
(June 1, 2019)
|Population density :||168 inhabitants per km²|
|Community key :||21207-5|
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Mino City Hall
|Location Minos in Gifu Prefecture|
Chiune Sugihara ( Japanese 杉原 千畝 ) is said to have been born on January 1, 1900 in Kōzuchi (today: Mino). He was a Japanese diplomat who, as the consul of the Japanese Empire in Lithuania, saved thousands of Jews during World War II . He became known as the "Japanese Schindler ".
The Japanese city of Yaotsu , on the other hand, claims that it is the birthplace of Chiune Sugihara and is applying for registration as a World Heritage Document with UNESCO for his performance, but the application raised doubts about Chiune's birthplace, which suggests that two handwritten notes may have been falsified from Chiune handle.
The Nagara River flows through the city from north to south.
The Kouzuchi Port lighthouse ( 上 有 知 湊 , Kouzuchi minato ) is located on the Nagara River .
Neighboring cities and communities
- Heinz Eberhard Maul, Japan und die Juden - Study on the Jewish policy of the Japanese Empire during the time of National Socialism 1933-1945 , dissertation Bonn 2000, p. 157. Digitized . Retrieved June 29, 2017.
- 世界 記憶 遺産 に 申請 、 杉原 千畝 「命 の ビ ザ」 手記 に 改 竄 疑惑 四 男 が 語 る . In: Weekly Shincho , November 2, 2016. Retrieved June 29, 2017.