Chinese diplomat honored for saving Jews

VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- A Chinese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust has been posthumously honored in the Austrian capital.

Feng Shan Ho was Chinese consul-general in Vienna from 1938-1940 and issued visas to Austrian Jews, enabling them to escape the Nazis. He died in San Francisco in 1997 at the age of 96, before his deeds were recognized.

Shunqing Wang, the Chinese Embassy's charge d'affaires, was among those who honored the diplomat Thursday.

U.S. ambassador David Girard-diCarlo says he was the kind of hero who should always be remembered.

An estimated 65,000 Austrian Jews perished in the Holocaust.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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