Passage To Freedom - The Sugihara Story Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is a child's picture book about Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who helped thousands of Jewish refugees in Lithuania escape Europe during the Holocaust. This story is told from the perspective of his five year-old son, Hiroki (who provided information for the story and wrote an afterword). Passage to Freedom explains from a child's perspective the events leading up to Chiune's decision to write visas for the refugees, and reflects upon the results of this decision from a grown man's perspective.
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Plot & Themes

Family, love    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   father War/Cloak & Dagger story?    -   holocaust War/Spying    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   diplomat Ethnicity    -   Japanese Nationality    -   Japanese


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 8-10 Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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