Germaine Belline. Belline provided identification papers to a Jewish family in German occupied Belgium. Throughout the war, she provided documents for thirty different people allowing for them to disappear and escape the Holocaust.
Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Portuguese Consul General. Mendes defied the orders of the Portuguese government and continued to issue entrance visas to Jewish residents in Bordeaux, France who were seeking refuge in Portugal from the Nazi persecution. Mendes was able to issue thousands of visas before the Nazis arrived in Bordeaux, and he was recalled to Portugal by his own government.
Monsignor Pierre-Marie Théas and Marie-Rose Gineste. Théas, a priest in unoccupied France in 1942, in response to deportations urged Catholics in his diocese to resist the Nazi’s anti-Semitic legislations. He placed Gineste in charge of delivering the letters and finding hiding places and creating false documents for local Jews.
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