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Vilnius to welcome delegation from Tokyo

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

As Lithuania pushes for closer ties with Japan, a delegation will arrive in Vilnius to commemorate the Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Lithuanian Jews from the Holocaust. Japan’s Vice-Consul Chiune Sugihara lived in Kaunas between 1939 and 1940. In cooperation with Dutch Honorary Consul Jan Zwartendijk, he issued thousands of ‘visas for life’, helping at least 6,000 Jews escape the Holocaust.  Read more:  ‘I just pitied them’ – quiet…