As Nazi Germany intensified its anti-Jewish policy, increasing numbers of Jews were driven to flee and seek ways to emigrate. Long lines of desperate people seeking visas formed in front of foreign consulates, but the free world was reluctant to permit entry of the many refugees.
Most diplomats continued to employ ordinary procedures in extraordinary times; only a select few proved to be an exception and when faced with the refugees’ plight were willing to act against their government’s policy.
Listed below are diplomats who saved Jews and have been recognized by Yad Vashem:
Sources: Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum