The Man Who Stopped the Trains to Auschwitz: George Mantello, El Salvador, and Switzerland's Finest Hour

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Syracuse University Press, 2000 - History - 341 pages
This work tells the story of how George Mantello - First Secretary of the El Salvador Consulate in Geneva from 1942 to 1945 - defied censorship to launch a press campaign against the daily deportation of 12,000 Hungarian Jews to Auschwitz.
 

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Contents

Background
1
Josef Mandl
13
Switzerland as an Information Center
15
Early Salvadoran Papers
26
Salvadoran citizenship papers
29
Jewish Rescue Efforts in Hungary
43
Mantellos Early Rescue Efforts
59
W A Vissert Hooft
67
The Press Campaign in Full Swing
122
The Response by the Hungarians the Germans and the IRC
144
Carl Barth 755
152
Horthy Takes Charge
178
Carl Lutz
184
The Nyilas Era
198
Postwar
228
George Mantello receiving an honorary doctorate
249

The Manoliu Mission
82
The Beginning of the Swiss Press Campaign
95
Paul Vogt
107
Afterword
251
Bibliography
315
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