The Jews in Kobe meanwhile found themselves unable to travel or conduct business during the war, but were treated well by local authorities.It is reported that Rahmo Sassoon, in order to ease the growing anxiety among the Jewish residents, was pressured into painting over the gold-lettered sign that adorned the synagogue so that it would be less conspicuous.There have been numerous other publications on the subject.Ironically, in the 1930s, the Japanese government, espoused by the fraudulent anti-Semitic text “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” which claimed that Jews had an intrinsic and almost supernatural ability to accumulate money and power, sought out a Jewish population to come to Japan.Despite the presence of German officers in Kobe, the Chief of Police of Kobe assured Sassoon of the community’s safety and he was ordered to restore the lettering.The largest single group to benefit from Sugihara’s effort was the Lithuanian Mirrer Yeshiva, the only European institute of Talmudic learning that survived the Holocaust. Project subgroups such as Petitmoni, Akagumi 4, 7-nin Matsuri, Sexy 8, Gomattou and Nochiura Natsumi.- Join Asia Friend Finder the Largest Asian Dating Site on the Web for FREE!
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The yeshiva also had the good fortune to be associated with a member of the extended Japanese imperial family who was enamoured with Judaism.
Setzuso Kotsuji befriended the yeshiva’s rabbis and petitioned Japan’s Foreign Affairs minister to extend their twoweek visas to eight months.
The government believed that encouraging Jews to settle in their country would be politically and economically advantageous.
Between 19, despite being an ally of Nazi Germany, Japan continued to accept a large influx of Jews from Europe.