Story of "Japan's Schindler" shows how one can make a difference

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Jewish people seeking visas in front of the Japanese consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania. Photo/ NPO Chiune Sugihara Visas For Life

A Japanese diplomat who rescued 6,000 Jewish families fleeing Nazi persecution in Lithuania showed how one person can make a difference, Cellin Gluck, the Director of a movie entitled “Persona Non Grata” has said.

Recently screened at the UN, the film tells the story of how Chiune Sugihara disobeyed his Government during the Second World War and issued visas to these refugees.

The children of the so-called "Sugihara survivors" also shared their memories with UN News ahead of Friday's International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

Jocelyne Sambira has the details.

Duration: 4’38”

 

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