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Righteous Among The Nations of China, Japan & Vietnam

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  • Paul Nguyen Cong Anh (deceased)
    Paul Nguyen was born in Vietnam and immigrated to France. In 1942 he was studying at the university in Nice, where he met a fellow student, Jadwiga Alfabet, a Jewish refugee from Poland. The two studen...
  • Chiune Sugihara (1900 - 1986)
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Commemorates Diplomat Chiune Sugihara 1/14/2018 * Two woman rescued by Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese consul in Lithuania, were reunited
  • Shun Pan Jun (1889 - 1974)
    Jun Shun Pan , born in 1889, came to Russia from China in 1916 to find work, and then could not return home due to the Soviet revolution. He lived in Moscow, married and had two sons. In 1936 he moved ...
  • Feng-Shan Ho (1901 - 1997)
    Ho Feng-Shan (traditional Chinese: 何鳳山; simplified Chinese: 何凤山; pinyin: Hé Fèngshān 10 September 1901 – 28 September 1997) was a Chinese diplomat for the Republic of China. When he was consul-general ...

Righteous Among The Nations - Yad Vashem

"And so we must know these good people who helped Jews during the Holocaust. We must learn from them, and in gratitude and hope, we must remember them."

Elie Wiesel

Righteous Among the Nations medal

In 1963 Yad Vashem embarked upon a worldwide project to pay tribute to the Righteous Among the Nations who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. This represents a unique and unprecedented attempt by the victims to honour individuals from within the nations of perpetrators, collaborators and bystanders, who stood by the victims' side and acted in stark contrast to the mainstream of indifference and hostility that prevailed in the darkest time of history.

As of January 1, 2020 there were 15,663 individuals recognised as The Righteous Among The Nations, of which two are of Chinese, and one each of Japanese and Vietnamese nationalities.


  • Ho Feng-Shan (1901 – 1997) Chinese diplomat for the Republic of China in Vienna, Austria.
  • Jun Shun-Pan (1889 – 1974) Chinese born Russian citizen, in Kharkov (then Soviet Union).


  • Sugihara Chiune, (1900 – 1986) Vice Consul for the Japanese Empire in Lithuania.