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Diplomats for the Damned


50 minutes

This film brings to light the stories of unsung heroes like Carl Lutz of Switzerland, Aristides de Sousa Mendes of Portugal, Hiram Bingham of the United States, and George Ferdinand Duckwitz of Germany. By issuing visas, falsifying papers, and cutting backroom deals, they risked their careers and lives in their lonely, noble crusades to rescue the condemned from the clutches of the Nazi regime.

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