Chiune Sugihara: Unsung Hero of the Holocaust

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Host
Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center

Date/Time
03/21/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Open To Public
Yes

Website Link
www.holocaustcentermilwaukee.org

Co-Sponsors
Cardinal Stritch University
Jewish Home & Care Center Foundation
Ovation Communities


Sidney & Nina Widell Memorial Lecture Series

Featuring actor Dwight Sora, the play looks at the life of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who served as Vice-Consul for Japan in Lithuania.  During WWII he helped several thousand Jews leave the country by issuing transit visas to Jewish refugees so that they could travel to Japan. Most of the Jews who escaped were refugees from German-occupied Poland or residents of Lithuania. Sugihara wrote travel visas that facilitated the escape of more than 6,000 Jewish refugees to Japanese territory, risking his career and his family’s lives. In 1985, Israel named him to the Righteous Among the Nations for his actions, the only Japanese national to be so honored.

Reading will be followed by the testimony of Sugihara survivor, Chaya Small.

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