Flying in the face of Hitler's terrifying regime during World War II, a handful of intrepid individuals worked below the radar to help rescue Jewish prisoners from Nazi persecution. DIPLOMATS FOR THE DAMNED profiles the stealthy government workers who risked their own safety to falsify documents and make arrangements for Jews to flee Germany.
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As Hitler rolled across Europe, millions of Jews and political enemies of the Third Reich were maliciously exterminated. Yet many more would have died were it not for the bravery of a few foreign service diplomats. Years before D-Day, men like Switzerland's Carl Lutz, Portugal's Aristides de Sousa Mendes, Hiram Bingham of the U.S., and Germany's George Ferdinand Duckwitz secretly issued visas, falsified papers, and cut backroom deals to rescue the damned from the Nazi clutch.