As the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center continues to feature and offer a wide variety of topics on the Holocaust, today we are adding the following to our list from the Vilna Shul:

Program: Persona Non Grata: The Story of Chiune Sugihara
Virtual Screening & Discussion

Date:        Saturday, January 23, 2021

Time:        7:00 PM

Platform:  This event will take place online and is free to the public.

Please note registration is required. Please click here to register.

Join film director Cellin Gluck, Sugihara Diplomats for Life Foundation Chairman Linas Venclauskas, and Staci Rosenthal from Facing History & Ourselves for a discussion on the unknown story of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat (sometimes called the Schindler of Japan). What influences his decision to issue over 2,000 visas to Jewish refugees in Kaunas, Lithuania resulting in saving the lives of over 6,000 people?

The film will be available starting Wednesday, January 20 for only 5 ays. The film follows Sugihara’s life from his early days in Manchuria to his eventual posting in Lithuania and his appointment with destiny which would forever brand him a hero. Watch it at your convenience, and then join Saturday evening for the panel discussion.

To view the trailer for the film please click here.