Other deaths won the headlines, but this month saw the passing of an important figure.
Gen. Bela Kiraly was a true hero several times over.
As a young officer in the Hungarian army (which was allied with the Nazis), he was put in charge of 400 Jewish slave laborers on the Ukrainian front. Kiraly bravely disobeyed orders to work them to death. Instead, he put the Jews in Hungarian uniforms and treated them humanely. For this, the Israelis at Yad Vashem honored him as a "righteous gentile." (NYPOST)
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