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4/16/12: Beautiful Souls

Paul Grunniger, a police commander in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen in the 1930s, saved more than 3,600 Jews from the Nazis by defying orders and helping them enter Switzerland from Austria.

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT – There are no superheroes in this world, but there are unexceptional people who take extraordinary risks to help others. In his new book, the writer Eyal Press writes about such people. People like Paul Gruninger, a Swiss police commander who, against orders, helped Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazis enter Switzerland, only to end up in jail. Press joins Doug on Monday to explore why some people break ranks, say no and choose to live by and suffer the consequences of their convictions.

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