10 People Who Saved Jews During World War 2

We know about Oskar Schindler but during World War Two, many individuals from many countries risked their lives to save various minorities, especially Jews, from the horrors of the Holocaust. Go here to see a list that commemorates 10 of them. All these individuals were made ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ by the Israeli government in honour of what they had done.

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One man that you may not have heard of is Frank Foley. Frank Foley was a British secret service agent estimated to have saved 10,000 Jews from the Holocaust. In his role as passport control officer he helped thousands of Jews escape from Nazi Germany. At the 1961 trial of former ranking Nazi Adolf Eichmann, he was described as a “Scarlet Pimpernel” for the way he risked his own life to save Jews threatened with death by the Nazis. Despite having no diplomatic immunity and being liable to arrest at any time, Foley would bend the rules when stamping passports and issuing visas, to allow Jews to escape “legally” to Britain or Palestine, which was then controlled by the British. Sometimes he went further, going into internment camps to get Jews out, hiding them in his home, and helping them get forged passports. He died in 1958.

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4 thoughts on “10 People Who Saved Jews During World War 2

  1. Wow after reading the list you actually realise how many people resisted against the Nazis. There are really are more than just ‘one’ hero..

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