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Sugihara House

Vaizganto str. 30, Kaunas, Lithuania
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Ranked #14 of 38 Attractions in Kaunas
Type: Museums
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English first
Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I highly recommend visiting the Sugihara House Museum in Kaunas. Very poignant museum about a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Lithuanian and Polish Jews in the Holocaust. A true hero! The museum was very well done with excellent exhibits and documentary films. I recommend very highly and without reservation

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Wakefield, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We actually added the Sugihara House to our list the day we got to Kaunas. We had never even heard of him before, but when we came out of the Devil Museum I looked in the guidebook for other things to see besides the Ninth Fort. I'm sure glad we did. Mr Sugihara was an extraordinary person. He has been... More

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Jelgava, Latvia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

The museum is extremely tiny. It only has two tiny rooms, and there is also a twelve minute film. We already knew about Sugihara, and unfortunately the museum did not really add anything to our knowledge. It is a good start, but hope they can add more info, as is considering the limited info, and being the most expensive museum... More

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fairfield connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

In a time when most did nothing,lacked moral clarity, or the guts to do something about what was happening in Lithuania, Sugihara was an unbelievable hero. The house is simple, and ina residential neighborhood. The director is knowledgeable and friendly. I felt that I was in a shrine to decency. One of the highlights of my trip, a monument to... More

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Sugihara a Japanese diplomat during WW2 saved 6000 Jews by giving them visas to escape from Europe !!!

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