Judith Cohen, USHMM
Thank you for allowing me to address you. I would like to talk today about a remarkable man and the rescue effort he led – the Romanian/Hungarian Jewish businessman Gyorgy Mandl, aka George Mandel-Mantello. The main parts of the story have been known for sometime, largely owing to David Kranzler’s important work The Man who Stopped the Trains to Auschwitz. However over the past year, since receiving a significant collection of documents from his son Enrico (himself a survivor born in Cluj in 1930), The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is discovering previously unknown aspects to this history. Let me preface my remarks by stating explicitly that our work is still ongoing, and there is much that needs further research and explication.
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