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Film Screening: Persona Non Grata
June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us in June for our next film screening at HCRJ as we watch Persona Non Grata! This film is the true story of Japanese diplomat, Chiune Sugihara, who acted against orders to save thousands of Jews lives from Nazi extermination.
Tracking events from 1934 to 1955, the film follows Chiune Sugihara from his early days in Manchuria to his posting as Japan’s consul in Lithuania during World War II. Caught amid the rigid policies of Japan, now bound by treaty with Nazi Germany, and his moral awakening, Sugihara put his career and family at great risk by issuing transit visas to imperiled European refugees, to help more than 6,000 Jews escape to Japanese territory. Persona Non Grata is a long overdue recognition of Japan’s Schindler, the only Japanese recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by the Israeli government and honored at Yad Vashem.
To watch a film preview, please go here.
Popcorn, desserts, lemonade, coffee and water will accompany the film. To sign up to attend, please contact Justin at 713-782-4162 or firstname.lastname@example.org.