Hungary Honors Swiss Man for WWII Aid

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BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Officials unveiled a memorial Monday honoring a Swiss representative of the International Red Cross who helped save thousands of people, including Jews, in Hungary at the end of World War II.

The commemorative plaque at Pannonhalma Abbey was dedicated to Eduard Benedek Brunschweiler, who took charge of the site in October 1944 and kept it under Red Cross protection until Soviet forces expelled him in April 1945. Some 3,000 people, mostly children, spent the end of the war in the abbey, including dozens of Jews.

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