Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story
illustrated by Dom Lee
published in 2003


Appropriate age:
Young Kid (age 5-7)
Reading level:
Grade 3
Genres: Biography, History, Nonfiction
Cultures: Japan, Europe, Poland, Asia Oceania
Subjects: History, Judaism, War, Racism, Cats, Tolerance, Values


A portrait of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania in 1940, explains how he used his powers--against the orders of his own government--to assist thousands of Jews escape the Holocaust, actions that resulted in the imprisonment and disgrace of his entire family."