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The Last Chance Project


Michael W. King, director of the award-winning documentary The Rescuers, is expanding his research efforts with support from the Andrew J. and Joyce D. Mandell Family Foundation and USC Shoah Foundation to find survivors and relatives of additional diplomats who were named Righteous Among the Nations. Irena Steinfeldt, former Director of Yad Vashem’s Righteous Among the Nations department as joined the team as Historical Adviser and Narrator. These new stories will be added to the Joyce D. Mandell Rescuers Collection.

“This is our last chance to document first-hand accounts related to diplomats who were at the center of the 20th century’s most unforgettable events,” King said. A list of the diplomats the team is looking to profile is below.


In what King calls “a race against time,” a team of researchers is currently working to identify people who either knew the fifty diplomats and/or Holocaust survivors who benefited from their assistance. Those with pertinent information are encouraged to visit, reach out to us at or message us through Facebook.


Diplomat List:

  • Per Anger
  • József Antall, Sr.
  • José Maria Barreto
  • Manuel Antonio Muñoz Borrero
 – Lars Berg
  • Hiram Bingham, IV
  • José Arturo Castellanos
  • Eduardo Propper de Callejon
  • Aracy de Carvalho-Guimaraes Rosa – Samuel del Campo
  • Carl Ivar Danielsson
  • Georg Duckwitz
  • Harald Feller
  • Ho Feng-Shan
  • Francis “Frank” Foley
  • Varian Fry
  • Pacifico Marchesini
  • Archbishop Damaskinos Papandreou
  • Giorgio Perlasca
  • Ernst Prodolliet
  • Her Serene Highness Princess Alice of Battenberg
 – Franjo Punčuh
  • Sebastián Romero Radigales
  • Konstanty Rokicki
  • Monsignor Angelo Rotta
  • Josė Ruiz Santaella
  • Ángel Sanz Briz
  • Henryk Sławik
  • Aristides de Sousa Mendes
  • Luis Martins de Souza Dantas
  • Jan Spišiak
  • Carlos Sampaio Garrido
  • Elena Hohenzolleren
  • Henri and Denise Jourdan
  • Constantin Karadja
  • Elow Kihlgren
  • Joseph Kolkman
  • Valdemar and Nina Langlet – Carl and Gertrud Lutz
  • Florian Manoliu
  • Chiune Sugihara
  • Selahattin Ülkümen
  • Father Gennaro Verolino – François de Vial
  • Dimitrios Vlastaris
  • Vladimír Vochoč
  • Ernst Vonrufs
  • Raoul Wallenberg
  • Peter Zürcher
  • Jan Zwartendijk