New details emerged about the life of an Italian policeman who saved thousands of Jews during the Holocaust. Between 1937 and 1944, Giovanni Palatucci saved some 3,500 Jews by falsifying their Nazi deportation orders. Palatucci saved the Jews from the town of Fiume, which was then under Italian control in the northern part of the country, and is today Rijeka, in Croatia, said Baruch Tenembaum of the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. Palatucci worked with his uncle, Bishop Giuseppe Maria Palatucci, to falsify documents and visas to help people escape deportation to death camps, including his Jewish fiancee, who eventually emigrated from Switzerland to Israel. Palatucci ended up in Dachau, where he either starved to death or was shot weeks before its liberation.