The Chinese Schindler

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The Chinese Schindler

Post by Dirk de Klein » 09 Mar 2016 10:49


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Re: The Chinese Schindler

Post by wm » 09 Mar 2016 22:59

Ho Feng-Shan didn't really risk his life, as the link claims, he din't broke any German, Austrian or other law by issuing his visas. He had every right to do that, and anyway he was protected by diplomatic immunity. The Nazis actually supported his efforts, at that time a Jew who didn't want to emigrate risked concentration camp.

It's unclear he risked his career, if I'm not mistaken he creatively interpreted the not quite clear directives he received from China. He was later punished by his superiors although for unrelated charges of financial mismanagement.

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