In 2015 the Secretariat of the International Commission initiated an educational project “Who was Chiune Sugihara?”
The project implemented by different schools revealed that the situation in 1940 when Jewish people fled from Nazi occupied Poland to Lithuania, which was on the 15 June occupied by the Soviets, is not well known by the society. The Embassy of Poland in Vilnius in cooperation with the Secretariat of the International Commission proposed to organize a film “Visas for life” (editor. A Miłosz) watching in schools. The film reveals the heroic deeds of Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara and the other people who were involved in rescue of Polish Jews in 1940. Archive materials and stories of witnesses are used in this film.
During April and May the film watching was organised in the TECs of these schools: the Old Gymnasium of Palanga, Kalvarija Gymnasium, Balbieriskis Basic School and Varena “Azuolas” Gymnasium. When the new school year starts the film will be watched in the other TECs.