Sugihara

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Sugihara

 

By Moya Pacey

 

In 1941, Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania,

helped Jews leave by issuing them transit visas to Japan.

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(‘Sugihara’ was shortlisted for Australian Catholic University Prize 2015 and was first published in Moya’s poetry collection ‘Black Tulips (Recent Works Press, 2017).)

Artwork by Kathryn Lamont.