nearly 80 years ago, the streets of Bordeaux were gripped with panic.
Thousands of Jewish refugees were desperate to leave before the Gestapo arrived and the roundups began.
Their main escape route was to cross neutral Spain to Portugal.
But to do this they needed Spanish transit visas in the Spanish government had told the representatives aboard for including my father that they couldn't give any visas without sending the passport to Madrid without it would take days just yeah, so it was undoable.
So he decided that morally right thing to do was toe disobeys his government and began issuing these visas, right, left to everybody coming in them.
My grandfather, Eduardo, defying orders, opened the consulate doors and for a whole week, day and night incessantly signed visas A few steps away from here.
Your grandfather signed the passports, permitting four members of my family to cross into Spain and through to Portugal and get a boat to the United States.
In June 1942 of these passports survived, right?
And so I have brought my father's who sadly left us a few months ago on Jerry.
Here is a little boy.
What was his name?
Mission Michelle Kosinski.
There must be something like 33 years old.
And here you can read Michael's signature of your grandfather.
He had incredibly neat handwriting.
I love it.
The fact he made it all one word.
But I guess if you're signing many, many many, you'll make it all one word.
And here's on my army around others.
That's your grandma.
That's my grand living.
Yeah, very another.
Really doesn't have a resemblance.
They were all Polish Jewish.
Yes, they went to France on They were there in spring of 1940 feet on.
Then they escaped at the last minute.
Because now it only was my great grandfather.
He was personally blacklisted by the Gestapo because he was prominent anti appeaser harvest.
Everybody had to get out.
I wonder how many people didn't get out.
I got the Portugal.
Looked out They got on a boat.
And there he is.
My fault in New York City with his grandfather during the war.
He founded UNICEF After really?
And my grandmother?
No grand during the war.
Yes, I could be gorgeous.
I wonder how many votes are those good?
So I've never You're the first person I met here directly who's directly who had this basically had alive because of my grandfather.
One of the things that I've lost in thought about when thinking about Holocaust is how much was destroyed.
But then the tiny consolation prizes and you made one life that was saved, and that was a great family.
Chefs aged because he goes, the grandfather then goes and invents unison and she now what's with myself here.
So there's it's almost like one humanitarian act that breeds a hole, Ah, whole genealogy or whole whole tree of other humanitarian X, which is great.