Menus from the Japanese ship that the Jaglom family sailed on from Europe after the outbreak of war, thanks to the visa issued by Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania

The Japanese consul to Lithuania, Chiune-Sempo Sugihara, issued nearly 3,000 transit visas to Jewish refugees stranded in Lithuania after the outbreak of World War II. The visas enabled their escape from the noose that was tightening around them. By issuing the visas, he utilized the small window of time left to him before Lithuania was occupied by the Soviets, and acted contrary to the instructions of his superiors in the Foreign Office in Tokyo.

Menus from the Japanese ship that the Jaglom family sailed on from Europe after the outbreak of war thanks to the visa issued by Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania
Menus from the Japanese ship that the Jaglom family sailed on from Europe after the outbreak of war thanks to the visa issued by Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania

Menus from the Japanese ship that the Jaglom family sailed on from Europe after the outbreak of war thanks to the visa issued by Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania
Menus from the Japanese ship that the Jaglom family sailed on from Europe after the outbreak of war thanks to the visa issued by Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese consul in Kaunas, Lithuania

Transit visa to Japan issued to the Jaglom family by Righteous Among the Nations Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese consul in Lithuania
Transit visa to Japan issued to the Jaglom family by Righteous Among the Nations Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese consul in Lithuania

Transit visa to Japan issued to the Jaglom family by Righteous Among the Nations Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese consul in Lithuania
Transit visa to Japan issued to the Jaglom family by Righteous Among the Nations Chiune Sempo Sugihara, Japanese consul in Lithuania