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Restoring faith in humanity

A nice little private museum that tells the story of the Japanese diplomat who saved 6000 Jewish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ana-Maria B
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Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Important history

This place is most inspiring and worth the schlep up the hill. There is a recent film about Mr... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Hugh B
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Pleasantville, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A nice little private museum that tells the story of the Japanese diplomat who saved 6000 Jewish people. It was a nice little visit, the staff is very helpful and the information is revealing. You can also put a visa stamp on a book or...More

Thank Ana-Maria B
Arvydas K, Public Relations Manager at Sugihara House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the visit and a kind feedback. We are really happy you enjoyed the museum!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is most inspiring and worth the schlep up the hill. There is a recent film about Mr Sugihara.

Thank Hugh B
Arvydas K, Public Relations Manager at Sugihara House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Hugh, thank you for coming to the museum in spite of slopy stairs. We hope, Sugihara's history will keep on spreading thanks to such people like you.

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely do visit this gem of a memorial house. Chiune Sugihara’s moving story is beautifully and lovingly displayed, and helpful staff are very happy to assist. Left the former embassy feeling uplifted and my trust in humanity somewhat restored. The hike up to the house...More

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Arvydas K, Guest Relations Manager at Sugihara House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2018

Thank You so much for the feedback. We are constantly looking forward to improving the museum its experience and it is always a great pleasure to hear positive impressions about the visit.

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Set in the former Japanese consulate, this museum is a tribute to the Japanese (and Dutch) diplomats who helped several thousand Jewish refugees escape the clutches of the Nazi. The small museum is well laid out, presented nicely in Lithuanian, Japanese, and English, features a...More

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Arvydas K, Public Relations Manager at Sugihara House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for sharing your impressions. Sugihara's and Zwartendijk's story is really intricate but we hope the panels helped to make it more comprehensible.

Reviewed 24 May 2018

This small museum tells the story of a Japanese diplomat who against the wishes of his government issued many exit visas which saved thousands of lives. It is located in an interesting building in which Mr Sugihara worked and lived with his family. The story...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Didn’t know any of the history of how Ch. Sugihara, the Japanese Ambassador to Lithuania saved about 6,000 Jews starting in 1939 By defying his government & issuing them visas to travel from Kaunas, Lithuania thru the Soviet Union & then on to Japan. He...More

Thank Carla H
Reviewed 5 April 2018

The house and former office of the late Japanese consul in Kaunas, Chiune Sugihara is the place of thousands of breathtaking stories. Sugihara's visas saved lives of about 6 thousand Jews, letting them to travel through Siberia to Japan and escape the Nazi camps and...More

Thank Sayuri M
Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

We met shimon on arrival he was warm and welcoming and was very informative. This museum is a true showcase of humanity at its best despite some factions at there lowest. I highly recommend to visit this place.

Thank Sam A
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Small but interesting museum. Well done. Very informative about Mr. Sugihara's life before during and after his time in Kaunas and about the people involved.

Thank AMD907
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife was born in Japan and has been married to me for 33 years, living in Australia. Last year, we attended a one man show about Mr Sugihara's Life and I was really interested in this story. My wife had known about this Japanese...More

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Eva R
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December 31 is not a national holiday so the museum is open that day but on January 1 it is closed.
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