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Elow-Kihlgren

Consul at the Swedish Consulate in Genoa, is the only Swedish diplomat honored for work outside of the massive Hungarian rescue operations. Stationed in Genoa, Kihlgren provide shelter and financial assistance to several families from the few thousand Jews who escaped from Germany to Italy. Over the course of many months, he created networks, safe houses, and paid bribes to smuggle the families into Switzerland. For his efforts he was given the title of Righteous Among the Nations on July 19, 2001.