Books: Honorary Citizen

THE MAN WHO SAVED FLORENCE by David Tutaev. 303 pages. Coward-McCann. $5.95.

This is a book about a "good" Nazi. Dr. Gerhard Wolf saved many lives at the risk of his own, and he failed to invoke the regime's machinery of terror although his duty demanded it.

Wolf was a career diplomat who routinely joined the Nazi Party and, in 1940, was posted as consul to Florence. At the time, the city seemed a diplomatic backwater, ideal for a man whom one of his later beneficiaries described as "reserved,...

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