Life-saving visa by Chiune Sugihara

Life-saving visa by Chiune Sugihara

live-saving visa by Chiune Sugihara A passport containing a transit visa issued by Chiune Sugihara (1900-1986), a Japanese diplomat who saved the lives of thousands of Jews persecuted by Nazi Germany by offering visas to them during World War II,…

Sugihara UNESCO Memory World Program – Update

Sugihara UNESCO Memory World Program – Update

Update 31.10.2017 Dear Tom, Thank you for your continued support and cooperation for our Sugihara UNESCO Memory of the World project. I regret to inform you that our nomination documents of ”The Sugihara List” on the UNESCO Memory of the…

My Grandmother Helped the Japanese Schindler Save Thousands of Jews

My Grandmother Helped the Japanese Schindler Save Thousands of Jews

My Grandmother Helped the Japanese Schindler Save Thousands of Jews Alyza D. Lewin Apr 26, 2016 6:20 PM JTA – The story of Chiune Sugihara – the Japanese consul in Kovno, Lithuania, who disobeyed his government’s orders in 1940 and…

Chiune Sugihara UNESCO Project

Chiune Sugihara UNESCO Project

Chiune Sugihara UNESCO Project Yaotsu, Gifu prefecture, Japan – Sugihara’s birthplace, where also the Chiune Sugihara Memorial Hall is located As you may know, UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program is a United Nations initiative to safeguard the documentary heritage…

The curious case of Fred Lepkin

The curious case of Fred Lepkin

Fred Lepkin is a Canadian historian and an avid genealogist on the quest to uncover his family history. How I got in contact with Fred? Well, a relative of him was performing some online research and ends up at my…

An act of courage saved lives – Sugihara & Wallenberg

An act of courage saved lives – Sugihara & Wallenberg

Vancouverite Deborah Ross-Grayman was born after the Second World War ended. But she credits her life to the wartime actions of a single remarkable man. Chiune Sugihara was vice-consul in Lithuania for the Imperial Japanese government. Defying his government, Sugihara…

Altered SUGIHARA Travel Document To Save Not One Jewish Life But Two

Altered SUGIHARA Travel Document To Save Not One Jewish Life But Two

This Travel Document is one of the most interesting collectible I ever got. Here is the story of this life saving document with a visa issued by righteous diplomat Chinue “Sempo” Sugihara. The document which is a Certificate (Zaswiadczenie) printed…

Sugihara & Zwartendijk Visas On One Travel Document

Sugihara & Zwartendijk Visas On One Travel Document

Sugihara & Zwartendijk – two of eighteen righteous diplomats which took enormous personal risks to rescue Jews and others facing persecution and peril. They were true heroes; indeed, they were among the foremost human rights defenders of their day. Due…