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The 'Spanish Schindler' saved 5,200 Jews during the Holocaust - now Spain wants to find their descendants

 

October 15, 2021

Centro Serafad-Israel

Ángel Sanz Briz's diplomatic ID, issued in 1942.

MADRID (JTA) - In an unprecedented effort to find their relatives and raise awareness about their stories, Spanish authorities are releasing a list of the Hungarian Jews protected from the Nazis by a diplomat nicknamed the "Spanish Schindler."

Ángel Sanz Briz was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust memorial and museum, in 1966 for using an ingenious legal maneuver to save more than 5,200 Jews from being deported to Auschwitz in 1944.

But even though his efforts saved five times as many Jews as those of Oskar Schindler, his story is far less well...



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