Vladimir Vochoc

Czech Consul in Marseilles, France, 1940

Consul Vochoc worked closely with Varian Fry and the Emergency Rescue Committee. He issued false visas and passports to Jews and anti-Nazis who wanted to escape from Marseilles to Spain and Portugal. For his life-saving activities, Vochoc was arrested by Nazi and French authorities pending possible deportation. Two months later, he managed to escape to Lisbon.