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Services set for Tibor Baranski Sr., who saved thousands of lives in WWII

Tibor Baranski Sr. in 2017, while being honored by the Raoul Wallenberg Foundation in Sweden, with Kate Waco, a Hungarian survivor of the Holocaust. (Family photo)

The family of Tibor Baranski Sr., who died Sunday at 96 in Buffalo, has announced the time of his funeral rites.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 1 at Christ the King Church, 30 Lamarck Drive in Amherst.

On the family's request, donations in memory of Baranski can be sent to the Hungarian Scout Fund, P.O. Box 771571, Lakewood, Ohio 44107.

Baranski, a retired educator in Buffalo, was credited with saving at least 3,000 Hungarian Jews from the Nazis during World War II, in Budapest. He was honored ā€“ on a list that includes such fellow humanitarians as Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg ā€“ as "Righteous among the nations" at Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel.

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