A hero’s hero
Holocaust survivor Solly Ganor’s brief encounter with Chiune Sugihara changes history and leads to a lifelong debt of gratitude
By LIANE GRUNBERG WAKABAYASHI
June 14, 2018 17:06
(From right) Solly Ganor, Japanese Ambassador Koji Tomita, wife Pola Ganor, Japan intercultural exchange adviser Yosef Krichely and Dr. Les Glassman.
(photo credit: LES GLASSMAN)
Les Glassman, my dentist, is at the steering wheel, as we drive to meet Solly Ganor at his home in Ramat Hasharon. Glassman never tires of the hour-long trip from Jerusalem to see his hero.When he heard I had spent 30 years living in Japan, he insisted I must meet him. As if I didn’t know him. Who in Japan hasn’t heard of Solly Ganor?