Born, Friedrich

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Chief Delegate of the International Committee of the Red Cross of Switzerland in Budapest (Hungary) between May 1944 and March 1945. During the period from May 1944 to January 1945, Born issued thousands of Red Cross letters of protection (Schutzbriefe) to Jews. He put over 60 Jewish institutions under Red Cross protection and housed over 7,000 Jewish children and orphans. He worked closely with the other neutral diplomatic legations, and set up dozens of Red Cross protected houses. In 1987, Born was designated as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem (Israel).


  • Langenthal, Switzerland

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