BBC News: How Spanish 'Angel of Budapest' Sanz Briz saved Jews

Sanz Briz

Thousands of Holocaust survivors and their descendants escaped the Nazis thanks to a Spanish diplomat nicknamed "the Angel of Budapest" - yet  the late Angel Sanz Briz is hardly known in Spain today.


Sanz Briz was serving in Spain's embassy as commercial attaché, before being left in charge of the mission in mid-1944 at the age of 33. He was one of a group of diplomats who decided to rescue Hungarian Jews.


Memorial plaque honoring diplomatic resquers at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Budapest.

More on Angel Sanz Briz is in the article on BBC's website https://bbc.in/2JlQZRL 


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