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by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
12 Years That Shook the World

Thousands of False Identities


From an office in Geneva, Switzerland, two friends—a Jewish businessman and the Salvadoran colonel who rescued him—manufactured thousands of false citizenship documents that protected Jews in Nazi-controlled Europe. This is the story of the largest Holocaust rescue you’ve never heard of. Featuring Edna Friedberg, a historian at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.

(Music: “Rainfall Serenade,” and “Scenery” “by Kai Engel; “Floating,” “Feeling,” and “Memoir of Solitude” by Borrtex; “Clean Soul” by Kevin MacLeod; “I am a man who will fight for your honor,” “Land on the Golden Gate,” and “There are many different kinds of love” by Chris Zabriskie)


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by United States Holocaust Memorial Museum