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January 22, 2002
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Italian television will air a two-part miniseries next week about an Italian businessman who saved Jews in the Budapest ghetto during World War II. Giorgio Perlasca, who died in 1992, was a Fascist Party member who found himself in Budapest on business when the Nazis instituted the ghetto in 1944. He masqueraded as a Spanish diplomat and worked with Raoul Wallenberg and other neutral diplomats to provide false documents to Jews.

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