Toyohara Yukio on a conversation he had with a Jewish refugee from Hamburg he met at the Manchukuo-Soviet Border in 1940



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From Consul Toyohara Yukio (Manchouli)

To: Japanese Ambassador to Manchukuo Umetsu Yoshijirō

Jews are being seriously persecuted by the Nazi regime. It is not an exaggeration to say that those fellow [Jews] living in Germany are suffering from tremendous hardship. This time when they left Germany their properties were confiscated and they were not allowed to bring funds or clothing….


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During the 1930s, Japan was characterized by the rise of extreme nationalism and a series of expansionist wars, beginning with the military take-over of northeastern China (Manchuria). After a military coup attempt in 1936, the Japanese military consolidated its control over the political system. In 1937, the Second Sino-Japanese War began. Japan occupied large parts of Eastern China. Japan's stated war aim was to establish the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere, a vast pan-Asian union under...
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