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Jewish Man Praises Nun Who Saved Him from Nazis

Such bravery and kindness.

A Jewish Italian who survived the Holocaust after he hid in a convent in Rome has paid tribute to a British “hot cross bun” nun who helped to shelter him from the Nazis. Piero Piperno was one of more than 4,200 Jews who in October 1943 were given sanctuary in the religious houses of the city on the secret orders of the Venerable Pope Pius XII. There, Mother Riccarda Beauchamp Hambrough, who had moved from London to Rome to join a newly revived order of Bridgettine nuns, fed and consoled him and his family and also dissuaded German soldiers from searching her convent for them.
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