Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS

other resources

PBS Program Schedule

Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness airs on PBS Thursday, May 5, 2005. Check your local listings.

Purchase the Sugihara Video

Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness is available for purchase on DVD and VHS, online at Shop PBS.

Sugihara Lesson Plan for Educators

The biography of Chiune Sugihara is a compelling story of individual courage and an intriguing window onto a little-known World War II story. Educators can use the film and this Web site to provide students with valuable context for their study of the war, Japan during the early 20th century, and the Holocaust — as well as being a story that offers an unexpected connection between the West and the East.

The Gift, by Anne Hoshiko Akabori

Puppe's Story, by Anne Hoshiko Akabori and Hiroki Sugihara

The Second World War, by J.F.C. Fuller (1962)

Light One Candle: A Survivor's Tale from Lithuania to Jerusalem, by Solly Ganor (1995)

Japan's Modern Myths, by Carol Gluck (1987)

A Special Fate: Chiune Sugihara: Hero of the Holocaust, by Alison Leslie Gold (2000)

Origins and Background of the Second World War, by C. Grove Haines (1947)

Remember Who You Are: Stories About Being Jewish, by Esther Hautsig (1990)

Shanghai Refuge: A Memoir of the World War II Jewish Ghetto, by Ernest G. Heppner (1994)

One More Border, by William Kaplan

Japanese, Nazis and Jews: the Jewish Refugee Community of Shanghai 1938-45, by David Kranzler (1976)

Holocaust Hero: The Untold Story of Solomon Schonfeld, the British Rabbi Who Saved Thousands of Jews During the Holocaust, by David Kranzler

In Pursuit of Sugihara, by Hillel Levine (1996)

Japanese Diplomats and Jewish Refugees: A World War II Dilema, by Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

Righteous and Courageous: How a Japanese Diplomat Saved Thousands of Jews in Lithuania from the Holocaust, by Carl L. Steinhouse (2004)

Visas for Life, by Yukiko Sugihara

The Fugu Plan, by Rabbi Marvin Tokayer (1979)

The 92nd Street Y
Rabbi Marvin Tokayer, whose book The Fugu Plan includes the story of Chiune Sugihara, appears at New York's 92nd Street Y with Sugihara: Conspiracy of Kindness producer David Rubinson on May 2.

Visas for Life Foundation
Examines the story of Chiune Sugihara and his legacy.

The Jewish Virtual Library: Chiune and Yukiko Sugihara
Tells the story of the Sugiharas with links to related information in the Jewish Virtual Library site.

The Sugihara Project
A searchable database of Sugihara survivors. A narrative by Eric Saul tells the story of Sugihara's decisions.

Visas for Life: The Righteous Diplomats
An online exhibit honoring diplomats who rescued refugees during the Holocaust.

Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
The Web site of a nonprofit organization established in 1994 to collect and preserve the testimonies of Holocaust survivors and other witnesses.

Simon Wiesenthal Center
The Web site of an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust.

Bibliographies: Chiune Sugihara
A detailed bibliography of works related to Sugihara.

Visas for Life: Chiune Sugihara Brief History
An overview of Sugihara's life, created in conjunction with Japan's centennial celebration of his birth.

Chiune Sugihara: Risking Honor and Career to Save Refugees
Background on Sugihara's private life, official career, and events surrounding the Jewish refugees' escape.

American Experience: Victory in the Pacific
This thorough examination of the final months of the war looks at the escalation of bloodletting from the vantage points of both the Japanese and the Americans. The companion site includes animated maps, a short supplementary film, and an audio clip of the Japanese kamikaze song.