Csilla von Boeselager


Csilla von Boeselager (née Fényes) born Budapest, Hungary May 17, 1941 (d. 1994). "Angel of Budapest" who rescued thousands of East German refugees before fall of Iron Curtain; founded Hungarian Maltese Caritas 1988; won European Human Rights Prize 1992, Liborius Peace Medal 1992.


"There are now almost 7,000 East Germans waiting for word that Hungary will become the first East Bloc government to help the citizens of another communist nation go west." (Associated Press, Sept. 9, 1989; photo netzwerk-ebd.de)