Persona Non Grata: The Story of Chiune Sugihara

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

6:00–9:30 pm

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (9603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077)

(5:45 PM Doors Open)

6:00PM Reception

7:00PM Greetings & Remarks from Survivors

7:30PM Screening of “Persona Non Grata” (139 min)


Chiune Sugihara is a Japanese diplomat posted in Lithuania. In Lithuania he and his partner, Pesh, gather intelligence on European affairs. As WWII begins and Germany invades Poland, hordes of Jewish refugees flee to Lithuania. In search of transit visas, they turn to Sugihara who is torn between his loyalty to his country and his loyalty to mankind.

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