E. Cuerda, F. López Muñoz Neurosciences and History 2022;10(4):186-189
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E. Cuerda1, F. López Muñoz2,3 1Department of History, Philosophy, and Ethics of Medicine. Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany. 2Faculty of Health Sciences. Universidad Camilo José Cela, Madrid, Spain. 3Neuropsychopharmachology Unit. Research Institute Hospital 12 de Octubre (i+12), Madrid, Spain.
Ángel Sanz Briz was a Spanish diplomat who worked at the Spanish Embassy in Hungary during the Second World War. After the Nazi invasion of Hungary in March 1944, a series of decrees persecuting the Jewish community were approved and, soon after, Jews began to be deported to extermination camps.
Thanks to Sanz Briz, many Jews, including a considerable number of physicians, received “letters of protection” and were sheltered in safe houses annexed to the Spanish mission, avoiding deportation.
We collected data on Jewish physicians named in the recently published list of Jews whose lives were saved by the Spanish diplomat.
The figure of Sanz Briz, known as the “Angel of Budapest,” has received little recognition.
Ángel Sanz Briz, Holocaust, Hungary, Righteous Among the Nations, physicians
Neurosciences and History 2022;10(4):186-189
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