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This year has zipped by and now we are ready to take the final Friday Fictioneers challenge…of the year. 😉 To find my story I did a Google search of famous people born on the first of January. This is where it led me.
Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count: 100
In our home in Jerusalem, we celebrated holidays according to the lunar calendar. Rosh HaShana, which fell in autumn, was the beginning of our new year. However, my grandfather raised a glass of champagne every January 1st.
“To Chiune Sugihara, a true hero.”
“What did he do, Saba?” I asked.
“What did he do? Funny you should ask.” Saba’s eyes misted. “Mr. Sugihara was the Japanese consul in Lithuania. He issued visas to some 6000 Jews. Thanks to him we escaped the Nazis.”
“Why do always you toast him on January 1st?”
“To wish him a happy birthday, of course.”
Should you have 11 minutes to spare CLICK to watch a worthwhile video about this man. You won’t regret it.