Hostel In Kaunas, LithuaniaIn December 1995 Best Western Santakos Hotel was opened at the merging point of the Old Town and the City Centre of Kaunas. The old town is beautiful and well worth taking a day to walk around it. There is also a lot of good shopping around the city: the shopping mall in the southeastern corner of the main city area has clothes shops galore, as well as electronics, sporting goods, and some good dining.
The Diplomatic Record Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has opened to the public two documents concerning Sugihara's file: the first aforementioned document is a 5 February 1941 diplomatic note from Chiune Sugihara to Japan's then Foreign Minister Yōsuke Matsuoka in which Sugihara stated he issued 1,500 out of 2,139 transit visas to Jews and Poles; however, since most of the 2,139 people were not Jewish, this would imply that most of the visas were given to Polish Jews instead.
A stay at HOF Hotel places you in the heart of Kaunas, steps from Kaunas State Drama Theatre and 4 minutes by foot from Devil's Museum. Kaunas hostels are mostly concentrated in the Freedom Avenue and Old Town area. Although during the early weeks of 1941 exit permits and Japanese transit visas were readily granted, the problem was how to find transportation costs for those people whose very existences were jeopardized if they remained in Lithuania.
Popular points of interest near the aparthotel include Kaunas Old Town Hall and Square, Kaunas St. Georg`s Church & Bernardine Monastery and Kaunas St. Francis Xavier Church. To book travel for unaccompanied minor please contact our LOT Contact Center. Rome2rio makes travelling from Vilnius to Hostel Lux, Kaunas easy.
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The hotel offers massage, indoor pool, gym, sauna to provide extra pleasure and relaxation for all guests. With a stay at R Hostel, you'll be centrally located in Kaunas, just a 5-minute walk from St. Michael the Archangel Church and 10 minutes by foot from Kaunas Sports Hall.
Kautra operates a bus from Vilnius to Hostel Lux, Kaunas hourly. The remaining number of Sugihara survivors stayed in Japan until they were deported to Japanese-held Shanghai, where there was already a large Jewish community that had existed as early as the mid-1930s.
These points include Žalgiris, the biggest arena in the Baltics, which is on Nemunas River Island, and the magnificent St. Michael the Archangel Church (The Sobor). 14 Japanese embassies and consulates except Kaunas issued 3,448 Japanese transit visas from January 1940 to mid-March 1941.
The total number of Jews saved by Sugihara is in dispute, estimating about 6,000; family visas—which allowed several people to travel on one visa—were also issued, which would account for the much higher figure. Take advantage of our exclusive offers and long stay discounts for selected Raudondvaris hotels' suites.
With a stay at Best Baltic Kaunas Hotel in Kaunas, you'll be within a 5-minute walk of Kaunas State Drama Theatre and Tadas Ivanauskas Жилье для рабочих в Каунасе Zoological Museum. With a stay at Daugirdas Hotel in Kaunas (Old Town), you'll be steps from Town Hall Square and Perkunas House.
The hotel stands in a peaceful location in the center of the Žaliakalnis district of Kaunas, on a hill which reveals the breathtaking panorama of the city. This small and cosy hotel is situated on a cobblestone street in the old town of Kaunas, near the historic Kaunas Castle, the cathedral and the town hall.
Our first day in your hotel was nice: the location is convenient, the breakfast was good and the room was nice and clean, although not big. Sugihara continued to hand-write visas, reportedly spending 18 to 20 hours a day on them, producing a normal month's worth of visas each day, until 4 September, when he had to leave his post before the consulate was closed.