Commemorating Holocaust Awareness Week
Chiune Sugihara: Visas for Life
Sunday, January 22nd, 10:30 AM
Our Sunday Salon community is invited to join our remarkable Religious School for a special FIU-sponsored, multi-generational program commemorating Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week.
We will learn the amazing story of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who served as vice-consul for the Japanese Empire in Lithuania during the Second World War.
Sugihara helped thousands of Jews flee Europe by issuing transit visas so that they could travel through Japanese territory, risking his job and the lives of his family. What an inspiring reminder that one person doing the right thing can make a difference in the world!
Participants in this educational workshop will reflect on his actions and will craft visa tags for the individuals whose names appear on the Sugihara List in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This extraordinary presentation is brought to us by Florida International University as part of the 8th annual Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Week.
Please register so we have enough bagels for everyone!