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"Righteous Among the Nations":
Righteous Diplomats


The Righteous: Table of Contents | History & Overview | Statistical Breakdown


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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:
Diplomat
Country
Per Anger
Sweden
Lars Berg
Sweden
Friedrich Born
Switzerland
Carl Ivan Danielson
Sweden
Luiz Martins de Souza Dantas
Brazil
Georg Ferdinand Duckwitz
Germany
Feng-Shan Ho
China
Waldemar Langlet
Sweden
Charles (Carl) Lutz
Switzerland
Aristides de Sousa Mendes
Portugal
Giorgio Perlasca
Italy
Ernst Prodolliet
Switzerland
Aracy Carvalho de Guimaraes Rosa
Brazil
Monsignor Angelo Rotta
Italy
Jose Santaella
Spain
Angel Sans-Briz
Spain
Chiune Sempo Sugihara
Japan
Selahattin Ulkume
Turkey
Raoul Wallenberg
Sweden
Jan Zwartendijk
Netherlands

Sources: Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum

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