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.
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