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Festival Flick Honors Righteous Italian


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/festival_flick_honors_righteous_italian_20050318

The most famous of the rescuers, Raoul Wallenberg of Sweden, has been honored as embodying the Righteous Gentile. Some have also heard of the noble work of Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz. Almost unknown is , an Italian, credited with sheltering and sustaining some 5,200 Jews from November 1944 until the liberation by Soviet troops in January 1945. His story is now told in the film "Perlasca, The History of a True Man," which will screen Sunday, March 20, at the Laemmle Music Hall in Beverly Hills, as part of the weeklong Hungarian Film Festival.

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