Documentary film tells the deeds of four public officials that helped save lives

On Tuesday, 17 June 2003 the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation in collaboration with the History Channel, the Board of Governors of National Arts Club, the Committee for Righteous Deed of Temple Shalom for the Arts and The Visas for Life Project presented in New York the documentary film ”Diplomats for the Damned”.

The film tells the stories of four diplomats saviors of Jews and other persecuted by Nazism in the occupied Europe of the Second World War. The cases of Aristides de Sousa Mendes (Portugal); Hiram Bingham IV (United States); Carl Lutz (Switzerland) and Georg Duckwitz (Germany) are shown.

The exhibition took place at the National Arts Club in New York and was presented by the Rabbi David Baron from Beverly Hills, California.

The event was organized and coordinated by the IRWF volunteer, Mr. John Crisostomo.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation pays tribute to the men and women of the foreign fervice in its educational program ”Diplomacy and the Holocaust”.