Marylka Project

The Marylka Project documents the fortunate escape of Maria Kamm and her family from Poland during the leadup to the Holocaust. Maria and her family were saved by a transit visa to Japan received from Chihune Sugihara, vice-consul of the Japanese Consulate in Kaunas. The story of Chihune Sugihara and the lives he saved by issuing transit visas is under-reported; and it is estimated that he saved almost 6,000 lives.