My Father Saved 30,000 People in Chile
Nikolai Kozak grew up thinking his father was a quiet diplomat. Then one day he found out he'd helped save 30,000 political prisoners from persecution in Chile
Nikolai Kozak grew up thinking his father Roberto was a quiet diplomat. Then one day he found out he'd helped save 30,000 political prisoners from persecution under Augusto Pinochet's regime in Chile. As Pinochet began persecuting his opponents, Roberto was determined to help them. He negotiated a deal to allow political prisoners to go into exile, and at great risk to himself, he personally escorted people to airports, or safe locations - he even hid people in his house. Nikolai, now an artist, tells the story of his father, and Rodrigo del Villar Canas - who as a student had been detained by Pinochet - describes how Roberto helped him flee.
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Image: Roberto Kozak
Credit: IOM (International Organisation for Migration)