Giorgio Perlasca correspondence with Eva and Pál Lang
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter Lang
Correspondence, sent between Giorgio Perlasca, of Padua, Italy, and Eva and Pál Lang, of Budapest, Hungary, 1988-1992. and with Perlasca's family, 1992-1997. The Langs, who were among the Jews saved by Perlasca's actions in Budapest in 1944-1945, when Perlasca provided over 5,000 people with safe conduct passes through the Spanish legation in Budapest to prevent their deportation by the Nazis, contacted him in 1988 to express their gratitude. The Langs remained in contact with Perlasca in the following years, visiting him in Italy and hosting visits in Hungary, which are documented in this correspondence. In addition, Perlasca describes Holocaust commemoration events he had been invited to, including his naming as a Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 1988, and his reflections on human rights and anti-Semitism in contemporary Europe.
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