Early Years
The Rescuer

Berthold Beitz

The famous film Schindler's List focused attention on people, who - at great risk to themselves and their families - helped Jews escape the Nazi genocide.

These non-Jews are called Righteous Among The Nations Of The World. They are the spiritual heirs to the thirty-six Gentiles mentioned in Jewish legend whose purpose in every generation, unknown to themselves or to others, is to assist their fellow man in his hour of greatest despair.

On October 3, 1973, Yad Vashem - The Holocaust Memorial Authority - decided to recognize
the German industrialist Berthold Beitz as Righteous Among the Nations.

With daring and commitment Berthold Beitz stood out against the Holocaust and protected the employees of his company in Boryslaw, Poland, from being sent to the death camps.

He put concerns for his own survival in the background and decided to act .


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