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Unsung Heroes

Oskar Schindler Fact File A German industrialist, Oskar Schindler, was formally a member of the Nazi Party and also a famous “Righteous Gentile," he saved about 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust. His story was recognized internationally by the 1982 novel Schindler's Ark as well as the 1993 film, Schindler's List. Read on to see this Oskar Schindler Fact File.

World War 2 Key People: Chaim Michael Dov Weissmandl

One of the world war 2 key people when it came to saving Jews was Rabbi Chaim Weissmandl also called Reb Michael Ber. He was born in 1903 in Debrecen, Hungary. He joined the Nitra Yeshiva in 1931 where he was regarded as an outstanding apprentice of Rav Shmuel Dovid Unger and he eventually married his daughter.

MOSHE KRAUS In 1986, a 78-year-old man named Moshe (Miklush) Kraus passed away in Jerusalem. You likely don't know the name. He was never honored in any capacity. He is not mentioned in any Holocaust reference books. In any case, Moshe Kraus lead the biggest operation rescuing Jews during the Holocaust, on an immense scale. Oskar Schindler, a German with cleverness and strength, saved 1,200 Jews; Kraus saved several thousands.