List of people who helped Jews during the Holocaust
This is a list of people who helped victims to escape from the Nazi Holocaust during World War II.
- Folke Bernadotte - Swedish diplomat, who negotiated the release of 27,000 people (a significant number of which were Jews) to hospitals in Sweden
- Paul Grueninger - Swiss comander of police who provided falsely dated papers to over 3,000 refugees so they could escape Austria following the Anschluss.
- Jan Karski - Polish emissary of Armia Krajowa to Western Allies and eye-witness of the Holocaust.
- Zofia Kossak-Szczucka - Polish founder of Zegota
- Oskar Schindler - German businessman whose efforts to save his Jewish workers were retold in the film Schindler's List
- Bernhard Lichtenberg - German Catholic priest at Berlin's Cathedral. Sent to Dachau because he prayed for Jews at Evening Prayer.
- Aristides Sousa Mendes - Portuguese diplomat in Bordeaux, who signed about 30,000 visas to help Jews and persecuted minorities to escape the Nazis and the Holocaust
- Giovanni Palatucci - Italian police official who saved several thousand
- Giorgio Perlasca - Italian false Spanish consul in Hungary. Saved more than 5,000 Jews in Budapest.
- Traian Popovici - Romanian mayor of Cernăuţi (Chernivtsi): saved 20,000 Jews of Bukovina.
- Irena Sendlerowa - Polish head of Zegota children's department: saved 2,500 Jewish children.
- Henryk Slawik - Polish diplomat, saved 5,000-10,000 people in Budapest, Hungary.
- Chiune Sugihara - Japanese consul to Lithuania, 2,140 (mostly Polish) Jews were saved by passports from the Japanese diplomat in 1940.
- Andre Trocme and Magda Trocme - A French pastor and his wife who led the Le Chambon-sur-Lignon village movement that saved 3,000-5,000 Jews.
- Raoul Wallenberg - Swedish diplomat, saved up to 100,000 Jews.
- Frank Foley - British MI6 agent undercover as a passport officer in Berlin, saved around 10,000 people by issuing forged passports to Britain and Palestine (in British hands at the time).
- Sir Nicholas Winton - British stockbroker who organised the kindertransport which saved mainly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia and Austria after Kristallnacht.
- Major Karl Plagge Major in the German Army who issued work permits in order to save almost 1,000 Jews, see The Search for Major Plagge: The Nazi Who Saved Jews, by Michael Good
- Dorota and Antoni Szylar - 7 members of Weltz family
- Jan and Weronika Przybylak - Jakub Einhorn
- Michal Bar - Jakub Lorbenfeld
- Stanislaw Kielar - 2 girls from Reisenbach family
- Julia and Józef Bar - 5 members of Reisenbach family
- Wiktoria and Józef Ulm, their 6 children and unborn baby - shot dead by Germans- Szall and Goldman families
- Corrie ten Boom, rescued many Jews in Holland - was sent to Ravensbrück
- Suzanne Spaak, wealthy socialite who saved Jewish children in France
- Johan Hendrik Weidner, escape network rescued 800 Jews
- Gabrielle Weidner, escape network rescued 800 Jews
- Aristides Sousa Mendes, diplomat who freely issued visas to Jews fleeing to Portugal
- Józef and Stefania Macugowscy , hid six members of the Radza family, and several others, in Nowy Korczyn, Poland.
- Algot Niska Finnish gentleman rogue and alcohol smuggler; smuggled Jews via the Baltics.
Villages helping Jews
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