This Yom HaShoah I feel especially engaged in a form of remembering, not only in the sense of thinking about the past, but also in the form of re-membering, or bringing together, members a family created from both blood and friendship.
Recently, many Muslim countries and Muslim minority communities have fallen back into conflict. In the Balkan republic of Kosovo, with a Muslim majority around 80 percent, a different spirit is visible.
The courage to act, even when the world remains silent, is a powerful lesson. Sugihara was not alone; others acted to save lives, often at great personal risk or suffering the ultimate penalty of death.