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Sugihara House

Kaunas
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The lives of 6,000 Lithuanian Jews were saved thanks to the efforts of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara. The museum, which is located in the former building of the Japanese consulate, tells the story of Sugihara’s heroic act, which was discouraged by his higher-ups back in Tokyo.
The lives of 6,000 Lithuanian Jews were saved thanks to the efforts of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara. Using his diplomatic authority, he issued visas to people fleeing Nazi occupied lands. The museum, which is located in the former building of the Japanese consulate, tells the story of Sugihara’s heroic act, which was discouraged by his higher-ups back in Tokyo. The museum brings forth the searing stories of not only Chiune Sugihara, but also unsung heroes like Vytautas Žakavičius, who also helped save Jewish lives.

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