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You’ve seen it on the news. You’ve read the stories. You’ve watched the posts go viral. But you have never seen the social movement come together. On September 6th, 2014, exactly two years and two days from the beginning, it will happen for the first time. An unprecedented moment. If you believe in the power of one committed individual, what happens when thousands come together?
Join us in Columbus, Ohio for our inaugural event. It is worth the drive. It is worth the flight. Tickets are discounted for only two more days. See the speaker line up: www.becauseisaidiwould.com/speakers.
Share and join the event on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1uz1mT7
To all of our supporters struggling through addiction, stay strong. Fight the good fight.
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Chiune Sugihara (January 1, 1900 – July 31 1986) was a diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for the Empire of Japan in Lithuania during World War II. At that time, many Jewish refugees from Poland had escaped to Lithuania in search of safe passage to another country. As a diplomat, Chiune had the authority to write transit visas that would ensure safe travel out of the war-torn country. However, the Japanese government required that visas be issued only to those who had gone through appropriate immigration procedures and had enough funds. Understanding that these Jewish refugees were in danger, Chiune ignored the requirements and began issuing ten-day visas in violation of his orders. Determined to save as many people as possible, Chiune would spend 18-20 hours a day handwriting visas, producing a normal month’s worth of visas in a single day. Through his efforts, an estimated 6,000 lives were saved. Chiune would write these visa until September 4th, 1940 when he was required to leave his post as the consulate closed. According to witnesses, he was still writing visas while in transit from his hotel to the train station. After boarding the train for his departure, Chiune began throwing visas into the crowd of desperate refugees out of the train’s window even as the train pulled out.
“Please forgive me. I cannot write anymore. I wish you the best.”
Because I said I would honors Chiune Sugihara. You are an example for us to live by. “Share” to show your support for those who take the risks necessary to keep others safe.
He passed away suddenly eight days after she registered for the event. Julia, please accept our deepest condolences for your loss.
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Her story begins with a number: A-7063. It is tattooed on her arm. Eva Kor is a Holocaust survivor who endured the Dr. Josef Mengele’s twin experiments at Auschwitz. In 1944, Eva’s family was packed into a cattle car and transported to the Auschwitz death camp. After 70 hours without food or water, Eva and her family emerged onto the selection platform at Auschwitz. Eva’s parents and two older sister were selected to be killed immediately. Eva and her twin sister Miriam were saved to be experimented on. Approximately 1500 sets of twins-3000 children-were abused, and all but 200 died as a result of these experiments. Eva herself became deathly ill, but through sheer determination, she stayed alive and helped Miriam survive. This is a picture of Eva and her sister being freed from the Nazis (the two in stripes). As they grew older, Miriam’s kidneys would fail, requiring a transplant. Committed to the survival of her sister, Eva donated a kidney to her. “Share” to show your support for this incredible woman.
We are honored to have Eva Kor join us as a main stage speaker at our inaugural event on September 6th, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio. More speakers and information: becauseisaidiwould.com/one
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