"Chiune Sugihara" (2002) by Ramon G. Velazco

DESCRIPTION:  lifesize bronze statue/sculpture of Chiune Sugihara seated on a bench; inscribed granite rock with bronze plaque

THE PUBLIC ART:

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Inscription:

Chiune "Sempo" Sugihara
     A Japanese consul in Lithuania who issued handwritten visas to thousands of Jewish refugees, against the express order of his government, and saved innocent lives during the Holocaust.
     His courageous efforts put his own family in danger and eventually cost him his career.
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THE PUBLIC PLACE:
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LOCATION:  192 S. Central Avenue, 
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA