Brazil honors diplomats that saved Jews from Nazis

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Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 5:02 pm, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) - Two Brazilian diplomats who helped save hundreds of Jews from ending up in Nazi concentration camps have been honored during an International Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony.

The Wednesday night ceremony paid tribute to Aracy Guimaraes Rosa, a staff member of the Brazilian consulate in Hamburg in the 1930s and 1940s and Luis Martins de Souza Dantas, Brazil's ambassador to France during the same period. Both issued hundreds visas to Jews.

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