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The act of courage of the Righteous Among the Nations Chiune Sugihara immortalized in Russia

October, 14, 2015
A memorial meeting devoted to the Japanese diplomat, Righteous Among the Nations Chiune Sugihara and problems of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust was held at the hotel «Radisson Royal Hotel» (former "Ukraine"). The meeting was conducted by the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) and Russian Holocaust Center (RHC).
The name and the memory of the diplomat who saved thousands of Jewish refugees during the Second World War will be immortalized with the plaques in Moscow and Kaliningrad. In Moscow a plaque will be installed at the place where Sugihara worked in 1963-1971 in Japanese Mission of trading firms, whose office was situated in the room №915 of the hotel "Ukraine".
Co-Chairman of RHC Ilya Altman introduced for the first time the new documents and the facts in connection with the transit of Jewish refugees through the Soviet Union, Japanese diplomat relations with the Soviet Union and the role of the USSR in the transit of refugees. President of RJC Yuri Kanner told about the plans of perpetuating the life and exploits of Sugihara in Russia. 82-year-old Sugur Kawamura, who worked with Sugihara as a secretary, introduced a new book about Sugihara with his afterword, and told about the work of Sugihara in Moscow.
Photo: Alla Gerber and Lithuanian Ambassador in Russia Remigijus Motuzas
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October, 14, 2015
A memorial meeting devoted to the Japanese diplomat, Righteous Among the Nations Chiune Sugihara and problems of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust was held at the hotel «Radisson Royal Hotel» (former "Ukraine"). The meeting was conducted by the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC) and Russian Holocaust Center (RHC).
The name and the memory of the diplomat who saved thousands of Jewish refugees during the Second World War will be immortalized with the plaques in Moscow and Kaliningrad. In Moscow a plaque will be installed at the place where Sugihara worked in 1963-1971 in Japanese Mission of trading firms, whose office was situated in the room №915 of the hotel "Ukraine".
Co-Chairman of RHC Ilya Altman introduced for the first time the new documents and the facts in connection with the transit of Jewish refugees through the Soviet Union, Japanese diplomat relations with the Soviet Union and the role of the USSR in the transit of refugees. President of RJC Yuri Kanner told about the plans of perpetuating the life and exploits of Sugihara in Russia. 82-year-old Sugur Kawamura, who worked with Sugihara as a secretary, introduced a new book about Sugihara with his afterword, and told about the work of Sugihara in Moscow.
Photo: Alla Gerber and Lithuanian Ambassador in Russia Remigijus Motuzas
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