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“A True Hero !!!!!”
Review of Sugihara House

Sugihara House
Ranked #9 of 92 things to do in Kaunas
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 10 October 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 called Japan's "Oskar Schindler". Against the government of Japan he wrote up to 300 visas a day which helped save 6,000 Jews during World War 2. The museum has a film, dubbed in English, about Sugihara and there is also a short film of when his wife visited the house as an old lady.

Yes, the museum is small, but the 10 Litas ($4.00) was money well spent to pay tribute to this hero. The world would be a much better place if it had more heroes like Mr. Sugihara.

7  Thank zippy608
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Reviewed 19 August 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 in Kaunas, unfortunately it's not worth the visit.

Thank Dace L
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Reviewed 28 May 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 the possibilities for good we all share as humans!

9  Thank desperado265
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

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

5  Thank Itzhak S
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Reviewed 5 November 2017
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Thank banzai770
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