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Both Alike in Dignity (short story)

Creators: Chester Sakamoto


Short story by Chester Sakamoto about an elderly Holocaust survivor who mistakenly gets off the bus in Little Tokyo , where he meets an elderly Nisei man. One Sunday, on his weekly visit to a friend in Pasadena, Mr. Muncznik gets off the bus too early and ends up in Little Tokyo. Sitting to get his bearings, he finds himself next to a statue of a Japanese man. Friendly Mr. Sata stops and explains that it is a statue of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who risked his career and safety to help thousands of Jews escape Lithuania during the war. Conversation ensues about each man's wartime experience—Mr. Sata had lived in Little Tokyo before the war and had been sent with his family to Heart Mountain —revealing a startling coincidence.

Authored by Brian Niiya , Densho

Might also like The Gate of Heaven (play) by Lane Nishikawa and Victor Talmadge; When We Were Warriors, Part I (film) (1999); From Hawaii to the Holocaust: A Shared Moment in History (film) (1993)

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Author Chester Sakamoto
Publication Date 2015
Website http://www.discovernikkei.org/en/journal/2015/8/10/both-alike-in-dignity/
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For More Information

Sakamoto, Chester. " Both Alike in Dignity. " Discover Nikkei , Aug. 10, 2015.