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Sugihara House

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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A wonderful place

This is a must-visit. The story of Mr Sugihara is outstanding and the museum and its staff are... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
dcc251
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
Interesting, little known history

A small museum in the former home of Chiune Sugihara, Japanese consul in 1939 Kaunas, is well worth... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2018
electriclaura
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Bellows Falls, Vermont
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Chiune Sugihara memorial museum is an institution dedicated to commemoration of the deeds ofJapanese consul Chiune Sugihara. He was working in Kaunas in 1939-1940 and is mostly remembered for saving more than 6000 Jewish refugees.
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Vaizhganto g. 30, Kaunas 44229, Lithuania
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Reviewed 29 October 2018

This is a must-visit. The story of Mr Sugihara is outstanding and the museum and its staff are superb. A truly brilliant example of quiet heroism in very dark days.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

A small museum in the former home of Chiune Sugihara, Japanese consul in 1939 Kaunas, is well worth a visit. You learn the story of this amazing man who, by defying his country’s wishes, saved thousands of people fleeing the Nazis. His compassion drove him...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Arvydas K, Public Relations Manager at Sugihara House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed our museum.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

I spent a day in Kaunas and come upon this museum. It is a must museum for all people to learn about what this special person did for the Jewish people who tried to get out of Lithuania during WW2. There is a very good...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SusanD327
Arvydas K, Public Relations Manager at Sugihara House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you very much for the feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed the museum.

Reviewed 28 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Arvydas K, Public Relations Manager at Sugihara House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

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

Reviewed 16 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank RJBLH
Arvydas K, Public Relations Manager at Sugihara House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Arvydas K, Public Relations Manager at Sugihara House, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank cortontrader
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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank CarlaH765
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Eva R
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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.
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