Samuel del Campo (1882 – 1960) was a Chilean diplomat during the Second World War. From 1941 until Chile joined the Allies in 1943, he worked in Bucharest, Romania, and is credited with saving 1,200 Romanian and Polish Jews by issuing them Chilean passports. He has been honored by Israel as one of the Righteous Among the Nations, as well as by the Jewish community in Romania.
Quote: “The story and actions of Samuel del Campo in Romania as the Republic of Chile’s chargé d’affaires represent a light of human dignity in a moment of history in which everything was surrounded by darkness,” said Silviu Vexler, president of the Federation of the Jewish Communities of Romania and a member of the Romanian parliament, in a speech.
Sources: Wikipedia (introduction), The Jerusalem Post (introduction and quotation)
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