Sugihara Week is the event which aims to perpetuate the memory of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara. This personality lived in Kaunas (Lithuania) during 1939-40 and together with Dutch Consul Jan Zvartendijk issued his famous „Visas for Life“ thus saving thousands of lives of Jewish refugees. Sugihara Week invites Lithuanian, Japanese and Jewish nations to join together in various kind of projects during the festival.

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