American Society for Yad Vashem Presents “A Concert for Sugihara”

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American Society for Yad Vashem invites you to the Southeast premiere of a new musical performance entitled Symphony No. 6,“Vessels of Light” by Lera Auerbach. The concert will be held in partnership with the Boca Raton Festival of the Arts at Mizner Park Amphitheatre beginning at 8:00 p.m. Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem, and The American Society for Yad Vashem commissioned the piece, which was inspired by the heroic actions of Japanese Vice-Consul Chiune Sempo Sugihara, who saved thousands of Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

Chiune Sempo Sugihara, who issued visas alongside the Honorary Dutch Consul Jan Zwartendijk, risked his life and career by issuing visas, in direct defiance of Japanese government policy, to several thousand Jews who sought to flee Europe. The recipients of Sugihara’s visas were able to escape the tragic fate of millions of Jews in Europe. On October 4, 1984, Yad Vashem recognized Chiune Sempo Sugihara as Righteous Among the Nations, a title awarded on behalf of the State of Israel and the Jewish people for his selfless and courageous wartime actions.


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