Chiune Sugihara was a Japanese diplomat who served Empire of Japan in Lithuania. During World War II, he helped several thousand Jews leave the country by issuing visas to Jewish refugees so that they could travel to Japan. Sugihara wrote travel visas tha
Charles Richard Drew was a physician, surgeon and medical researcher. His research in blood transfusions, improved techniques for blood storage (blood banks) was used on a large scale in World War II. This allowed medics to save thousands of lives. Dr Drew protested against the practice of racial segregation in blood donation. The night he died from a car accident, he was refused a blood transfusion at the hospital because he was not white.