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February 9, 2000
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The Chinese consul general in Vienna saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust by giving them exit visas at the start of World War II, according to a Chinese newspaper. He Fengshan issued the visas in defiance of orders from the Chinese ambassador in Berlin and continued doing so after the Nazis confiscated his consulate, according to the Hong Kong-based South China Morning Post, which cited a report in the Global Times.

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