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Museum Chiune Sugihara

This museum tells about the life and work of Chiune Sugihara.

Chiune Sugihara. was the Japanese consul in Lithuania. He saved the lives of thousands of Jews by - illegally- ginving them visa for Japan. He also arranged the trip to Japan for many of them. He worked together with the Dutch consul Jan Zwartendijk.

Chiune Sugihara and Jan Zwartendijk were awarded by Yad Vashem as Righteous among the Nations.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Koos Winkelman