Jewish book: Budapest. Diplomats save Jews

In the spring of 1944, when the war took an unfavorable turn for Germany, Hungary carried out the most radical extermination of the Jews with the deportation, from all the provinces, of 440,000 people to Auschwitz.

That left Budapest, where 250,000 Jews lived. Eichmann, who had come to Budapest to “finish the job”, found a group of diplomats in front of him: the Swiss Carl Lutz, the Italian Giorgio Perlasca, the Spaniard Angel Sanz Briz, the nuncio Angelo Rotta, the Swede Raoul Wallenberg and the delegate of the ICRC Friedrich Born, who, with the help of Hungarian citizens, forged ways to oppose it.

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