Charles Lutz Saved Thousands of Jews

During the time when the Nazis occupied Hungary, in March 1944, Charles Lutz negotiated with the Nazis and the Hungarian government to allow Jews to emigrate to Palestine. Lutz was allowed to issue protective letters to 8,00 Jews, which he purposely misinterpreted to say 8,000 families. Throughout the next few years Lutz had also saved over 10,000 children and established 76 safe homes. After his letter mishap and his courageous efforts Lutz had managed to savor over 62,000 Jews.   

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/Five-Rescuers-of-Those-Threatened-by-the-Holocaust.html

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