This Day in Jewish History 1992: A Fake Diplomat Who Saved 5,200 Jews Dies

Businessman Girogio Perlasca used a letter he received from a thankful Franco to gain diplomatic immunity while operating in Budapest.

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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.