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Jose-Maria-Barreto

Consul-General at the Peruvian Consulate in Geneva, Switzerland, was honored as Righteous Among the Nations on April 3, 2014 for his issuance of 27 Peruvian passports to 58 Jews in mortal peril in concentration camps in 1943. Upon learning of his activities, the Peruvian government canceled the passports and fired Barreto, stranding him in Europe and ending his diplomatic career.