Gilberto Bosques Saldivar Courage

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Courage to Care An individual who deserves to win the Courage to Care award is Gilberto Bosques Saldivar. He is a Mexican diplomat nominated for the award for his actions during World War 2. World War 2 is known as the major event of when Adolf Hitler invaded and over ran most of Europe and North Africa in 1939-1945. During the invasion, Jews were being deported and taken into concentration camps. Saldivar’s role in this situation made a huge impact on the Jews and therefore earned his credibility to be nominated for the Courage to Care award. The following are reasons as to why Gilberto Bosques Saldivar deserves to win the award. To begin with, Gilberto Saldivar saved a huge number amount of Jews from persecution. In comparison to the other…show more content…
In “Gilberto Bosques Biography” it mentions, “Captured by the Nazis, together with tens of diplomats from other countries, he spent one year in captivity in the German town of Bad Godesberg, near Bonn.” This shows how selfless Saldivar’s actions were towards helping the Jews since he risked any punishment that he would’ve faced for disobeying the Nazi’s. Furthermore, Gilberto Saldivar was a very modest man who did all these actions as a king gesture because he actually was a caring man. To demonstrate, in Mexico News daily the article entitled, “The diplomat who saved 40,000 lives” it states, “‘It was not me, it was Mexico,’ is what Gilberto Bosques Saldívar said every time he was thanked by a refugee.” As you can see, Saldivar didn’t want to be praised for something he believed was the right thing to do so he makes sure that he acknowledges everyone who took part in saving the Jews as well. He was selfless and modest and didn’t do what he did for…show more content…
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