"They were human beings and they needed help. I'm glad I found the strength to make the decision to give it to them."
It is attributed to Chiune Sugihara, who the Japanese sent to Kovno, Lithuania to open a consulate there. He was responsible for saving many Jews' lives during WWII. It's an interesting story of one of the unsung heroes of the war:
http://motlc.wiesenthal.com/exhibits/vi ... intro.html