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  • Fifty years later, services held to honor diplomat who saved Jews

    NEW YORK, June 15 (JTA) – A late-night visit from a refugee rabbi during World War II convinced a Portuguese official to save Jews from Hitler. Rabbi Haim Kruger, a refugee in France, and Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Portugal’s consul general in Bordeaux, ”spoke all through the night about the problems of the war,” Sebastiao [...]