This day in Jewish history / The man who saved 5,200 Jews died
Italian businessman Girogio Perlasca used a letter he received from a thankful Franco to gain diplomatic immunity while operating in Budapest.
On August 15, 1992, Italian businessman Giorgio Perlasca, the man who used his largely bogus credentials as a Spanish diplomat to save the lives of some 5,200 Jews during World War II, died.
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