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Concert to commemorate 'Japanese Schindler' set for New York

WWII diplomat in Lithuania helped thousands of Jews flee Nazi regime

Chiune Sugihara issued visas to Jews, some of whom had no travel documents at all, allowing them to flee the Nazis through the Soviet Union. (Photo courtesy of the Japan Society) 

NEW YORK -- A concert commemorating the life of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat during World War II who helped thousands of Jews flee Nazi persecution, will be held at New York's Carnegie Hall on April 19.

Celebrated Japanese American cellist Kristina Reiko Cooper, who organized the concert, held a prelude event on March 14 at the Japan Society in New York.

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