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Sugihara House

Vaizhganto g. 30, Kaunas, Lithuania
+370 698 02184
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Hard to find but worth the effort

A very small but interesting museum, about one of the lesser known figures that helped people... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Museum being extended

The normal rooms are there but I understand Sugihara family living quarters will be open from later... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2017
Tony P
London, United Kingdom
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Vaizhganto g. 30, Kaunas, Lithuania
+370 698 02184
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very small but interesting museum, about one of the lesser known figures that helped people during the Holocaust. Amazing to learn about the extraordinary journey undertaken by those that he saved. Very helpful and informative staff. The museum is on a residential street; in...More

1  Thank E17_KJ
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The normal rooms are there but I understand Sugihara family living quarters will be open from later this year too.

Thank Tony P
Reviewed 13 May 2017

We alllike to think that we would act morally in difficult circumstances. In truth, very few would but Sugihara, the Japanese consul in Kaunas, was one of the few. He disobeyed orders from his superiors and saved thousands of lives, for which he was punished...More

1  Thank AlanofLondon
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a small but very moving museum which is tucked out of the way from the town on a hill but if you go to the mosque then climb a long set of stairs nearby and turn right you will find it. It tells...More

1  Thank Expectapostcard
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It's a little hard to find as it's up on a hill, but aside from the museum visit, you get excellent view over the city on the hill! The museum is full of signatures of visitors from Japan, as this part of history is largely...More

4  Thank ChiYuLu
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Just a fairly small house, within walking distance from the centre, but absolutely fascinating. It was the residence of Suguhara, Japanese vice-consul to Kaunas during World War 2, and shows his efforts to save refugees from persecution by issuing visa enabling them to travel. The...More

1  Thank TravellingDaveB
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Simple, nice, nothing much too see. Two rooms, can take photo, 15 min movie to watch. Souvenirs to buy.

Thank Petras N
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Particularly poignant as the UK rejects refugees and embraces Brexit. This was the home of the Japanese Vice-consul during WW2. Despite being told not to do so by his superiors he wrote visas for Polish and Lithuanian Jews which allowed them to escape the Nazi...More

Thank grace1edinburgh
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We never heard something about this great person. We followed a guide who tell us the story and at the end he suggested us to see the picture - do not forgot to see this. Saving so much lifes and so unknown.

2  Thank Sonia W
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Sugihara House is a small museum located in a quiet hilltop residential neighborhood of Kaunas. If you like history, are interested in learning about the life of a humble man who helped many people, and have some extra time in Kaunas to visit, I...More

3  Thank EnglishTeacherGuy
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Eva R
Hi! Is it opened during the 31.12.15. or 01.01.15.? Thanks
30 December 2015|
Response from Arvydas K |
December 31 is not a national holiday so the museum is open that day but on January 1 it is closed.