Chutzpe-Schutzpässe

Protective passes with brio.

Wonderful discussion on Australian radio about Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg’s artistry, imagination and powers of persuasion which he used to save thousands of Hungarian Jews from the Nazis.

As an architect, he could design very satisfying fake Swedish documents, with lots of stamps. He successfully used the fact that many Nazi soldiers hadn’t learned many foreign languages in school. German guards told to shoot at him were even said to have fired over his head because they admired his bravery.

(Chutz pah   shutz pess ah.)

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