Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Diplomats saving lives during the Holocaust

This Dec. 7, 1944 photo released by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum shows the Satmar rebbe, third from left, with George Mantello, second from left, in white coat, arguing for the entry of the rebbe into Switzerland with Swiss border guards. Mantello, a Jew born in Romania, was one of a handful of diplomats who during World War II saved thousands of Jews by giving them visas or citizenships, often without their governments' knowledge. (AP Photo/USHMM) **NO SALES**

The most unknown second "Schindler" or "Wallenberg" obviously was Chiune Sugihara who was the Japanese vice consul in Lithuania.

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