NPO Chiune Sugihara. Visas For Life

Greeting


My grandfather Chiune Sugihara, serving as Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania during World War II, helped rescue thousands of Jewish refugees fleeing annihilation by the Nazis by issuing life-saving transit visas through Japan. We call these “visas for life”.

The visas issued in those dark days gave new life to over 6,000 persons. Their descendants, totaling well over 100,000, all owe their lives to the heroic actions at the consulate.

We live at a time of relentless conflict among peoples and nations with little regard to human life. Now more than ever, I feel that it is the duty of those of us alive today to ensure that my grandfather’s humanitarian deeds are remembered by generations to come.

We at NPO Chiune Sugihara Visas for Life seek through our activities to contribute in our small way to global society by highlighting the preciousness of human life and peace for people around the world. We deeply appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Chihiro Sugihara, Chairman, NPO Chiune Sugihara Visas for Life
Chihiro Sugihara


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