Selahattin Ulkumen

 

 

Age: 89

 

Summary: Turkish diplomat who rescued dozens of Jews on the Nazi-occupied Greek island of Rhodes from deportation to Auschwitz in 1944, who lost his pregnant wife when the Nazi's bomb his house in retaliation, who was honored by the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, which named him Righteous Among the Nations, and who in 2001 received the Supreme Service Medal, Turkey's highest honor.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: January 14, 1914

 

Died: June 7, 2003

 

Location: Istanbul, Turkey