NYC Honorary Street Names

Perlasca

Giorgio Perlasca Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:Dahill Road
Location:Between 41st Street and 42nd Street
Honoree: Giorgio Perlasca (1910-1992) worked for Angel Sanz-Briz during WWII issuing protective passes to Budapestís Jewish population. He was in charge of safe houses sheltering Jews from deportation and the Arrow Cross militia. He also worked with Raoul Wallenberg; Friedrich Born, of the International Red Cross; and Angelo Rotta, from the Vatican, in issuing protective passes. It is estimated that Giorgio Perlasca saved approximately 3,500 Hungarian Jews.
LL:2009/25


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