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The ‘Italian Wallenberg’ who Saved Over 5000 Hungarian Jews, by Menucha Chana Levin (AISH)

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Nov. 15, 2017

Posing as a Spanish ambassador in Hungary, Giorgio Perlasca risked his life to save 5218 Jews from deportation to Nazi death camps.

Giorgio Perlasca saved more Jews than the 1200 saved by the famous Oskar Schindler. Like Raoul Wallenberg, Perlasca boldly rescued Hungarian Jews from under the noses of the Nazis.

Yet the heroic Giorgio Perlasca still remains unknown.

Born in 1910 in the small northern Italian town of Como and raised in nearby Padua

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