This Day in Jewish History / A monk and rescuer of thousands of Jews dies
Father Marie Benoit set up a forging operation, pleaded with the pope and negotiated with governments in order to save Jews from the hands of the Nazis.
On February 5, 1990, Father Marie Benoit, a Capuchin Franciscan monk who committed himself to saving Jews during the Holocaust, and is credited with helping thousands escape murder at the hands of the Germans, died, at the age of 94.
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