Commemorating the bravery of Chiune Sugihara
Courage to Care hosted a fabulous afternoon on Sunday 8 May 2016 at the Classic Cinemas Elsternwick. The exclusive showing of “Persona Non Grata” honoured the actions of Chiune Sugihara who saved 6,000 Jewish lives by defying Japan’s treaty conditions with Nazi Germany to issue visas to refugees.
Ms Keiko Haneda, Japan’s Consul-General, briefly addressed the audience and was presented with a plaque honouring and acknowledging the actions of Chiune Sugihara. There were few dry eyes in the house!
Photo of Maria Kamm (left), who received a Sugihara visa, with her son, Professor Michael Kamm, and the plaque presented to the Consul-General of Japan in Melbourne, Ms Keiko Haneda.