Yukiko Sugihara (ca. 1914–2008) was the wife of Chiune Sugihara (1900-1986), Japan's consul in Kovno, Lithuania in 1940. During the Second World War, Sugihara assisted her husband in issuing 2,139 visas to Jews seeking to escape. Today, Yad Vashem recognizes Mr. Sugihara as Righteous Among the Nations—the only individual of Japanese nationality to hold the distinction. Mrs. Sugihara recorded her experiences in a memoir titled Visas for Life.
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File consists of a photograph of Yukiko Sugihara being shown the memorial tiles at the Holocaust Centre.