Gilberto Bosques Biography

Appointed by the Mexican President Lazaro Cardenas, Gilberto Bosques Saldivar (1892-1995) arrived in Marseille, France, where he served as Consul General. In this capacity, Bosques instructed the Consulate personnel to render help to anyone who wished to escape to Mexico.

Captured by the Nazis, together with tens of diplomats from other countries, he spent one year in captivity in the German town of Bad Godesberg, near Bonn. Following an agreement between Mexico and Germany, Bosques was released and able to return to his native country.

Bosques belongs to the brand of diplomats who had fulfilled their mandate to help the needy, whenever it was required, such as Raoul Wallenberg, Sempo Sugihara, Aristide de Sousa Mendes or Hiram Bingham IV, among many other exemplary officials.

Back in 1944, Bosques, the author of a vast literary production, wrote in one of his many articles: ”I implemented my country’s policy, a policy of help, of material and moral support to the the heroic defenders of the Spanish Republic, to the relentless brave people who fought against Hitler, Mussolini, Franco, Petain and Laval”

The historical references, testimonies and fotographs were compilated and submitted to the IRWF, with the aim of divulging them, following the homage to Ambassador Gilberto Bosques, by Dr. Renata von Hanffstengel, co-founder with Mtra. Cecilia Tercero of the Institute of intercultural Research German-Mexican

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México: Exilio y Cultura by Christian Kloyber
Doctor Kloyber is the author of an extence and deep book about the Austrian Exile to México between 1938 & 1947.For more information you can go to: