I was just wondering - it's not a request, just a query - that if we get an exceptionally good question in a quiz on the daily Duel, whether some day when you're not busy (Oh ho ho ho), if there was some way to send a compliment to the author of that question?
I've just played one about a remarkable Japanese man, a diplomat in Europe, who issued visas to over 6,000 Jewish people fleeing persecution during WWII. He couldn't get his staff to do them so "wrote them all out feverishly by hand" himself, working up to 20 hours a day to so before the consulate was closed. "He was still writing visas while in transit from his hotel and after boarding the train at the Kaunas Railway Station, throwing visas into the crowd of desperate refugees out of the train's window even as the train pulled out. In final desperation, blank sheets of paper with only the consulate seal and his signature (that could be later written over into a visa) were hurriedly prepared and flung out from the train" to the desperate refugees".
It was a remarkable thing to do - and an excellent question.
His name was Chiune Sugihara and he said after the war that he had to after seeing "... refugees face to face, begging with tears in their eyes...among the refugees were the elderly and women. They were so desperate that they went so far as to kiss my shoes, Yes, I actually witnessed such scenes with my own eyes...I knew that somebody would surely complain about me in the future. But...this (was) the right thing to do"