Chiune Sempo Sugihara
1900 -1986

A hero of the Holocaust

Memorial 2002 by sculptor Ramon G. Velazco
He who saves one life, saves the entire world

A Japanese consul in Lithuania who issued
handwritten visas to thousands of Jewish
refugees, against the express order of his
government, and saved innocent lives during
the Holocaust.
His courageous efforts put his own family in
danger and eventually cost him his career.


Los Angeles Public Art - Little Tokyo
Chiune Sugihara Memorial in Downtown Los Angeles