Monday, February 27, 2012

Tour de France Winner Helped Save Lives During The Holocaust

The magazine that covers the bicycle industry has a wonderful and touching story about how Tour de France winner Gino Bartali smuggled ID photos to a convent to produce phony ID papers for Jews fleeing the Holocaust in 1943. Bartali told soldiers that he was simply on training rides when, in fact, he was sneaking ID info inside his bike frame and saddle, Bicycle Retailer and Industry News reported.

Bartali put it beautifully: "Good is something you do, not something you talk about. Some medals are pinned to your soul, not your jacket."

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