Content posted July 9, 2017

Registry of Jewish Rescuers (W-Z)

* = killed


 

Name

Location

Description/Organization[Reference(s)]

Hans Wagman* (1924-1943)

Újvidék (Novi Sad)

Hashomer Hatzair

Underground, caught 1941 deported to Ukraine, died there

[Gur 2007. P.241]

M. Bella Wagner

Budapest, Hungary

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

[JDC Archives, NY]

Karla Wagonberg

Berlin, Germany

Member, Chug Chalutzi

Rescue group

Deported to Auschwitz

Hugo Wahl

Budapest, Hungary

Rescue leader; worked with Raoul Wallenberg and Swedish legation

[Anger 1981.

Braham 1981. P.1087]

Huguette Wahl

Marseilles, France

MJS member.  Organized crossings of endangered Jewish children from France to Switzerland.

Children’s Aid Rescue Society (Œuvre de Secours aux Enfants ; OSE)

Caught hiding and transporting Jewish children

[Latour 1970.]

Henri Wahl

Tarn Et Garonne Area, France

Sixiemé (The Sixth)

Hid 850 Jewish Children

[Latour 1970.

Lazare 1996.

Poznanski 2001.]

Zorach Wahrhaftig (1906-2002)

Poland; Lithuania

Zionist Mizrachi

Rescue leader

Palestine Committee for Polish Refugees

Representation of Polish Jewry

World Jewish Congress

Representative, Polish Government in Exile

[Wahrhaftig 1988.]

Israel Waksberg

Vienna, Austria

Af-Al-Pi (“Despite Everything”), Perl Transport

[Perl 1978. P.30]

Morris D. Waldman

New York, USA

General Secretary, American Jewish Committee (AJC)

[AJC Yearbooks WWII]

Chaim Waldner

Austria

Yishuv Parachutist

[Friling 2005.]

Falk Walk

Paris, France

Children’s Aid Rescue Society (OSE ; Œuvre de Secours aux Enfants)

Sidney Wallach

New York, USA

Associate secretary, American Jewish Committee (AJC)

[AJC Yearbooks WWII]

Harry Wander

USA

Board of directors, HIAS

Founder, ILGWU

[Ginzberg 1942.

HIAS Archives, Yivo]

Walter F. Wanger

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Noted Film Producer

Board of Directors, JDC

M. Waprinsky

Helsinki, Finland

Refugee Committee, Helsinki Jewish Congregation

[Rautkallio 1987.]

Edward M. M. Warburg

New York, New York, USA

Philanthropist

Vice president, Palestine Economic Corporation

Board Member, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC); vice chairman, 1938-1939; co-chairman, 1940; chairman, 1941-1943

Board of directors, Agro-Joint

Felix M. Warburg

New York, New York, USA

Philanthropist

Chairman, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), 1914-1932; hon. Chairman, 1932-1937; hon. President, ASJFS

Council for German Jewry, London; Central Council for Jewish Refugees, London

National Committee for Aid to Refugees

[JDC Archives, NY]

Mrs. Felix Warburg

New York, New York, USA

Hon. Chairwoman, American Jewish Committee (AJC)

Board of Directors, JDC

[AJC Yearbooks WWII]

Max M. Warburg (1867-1946)

Germany; New York, New York, USA

Philanthropist

Relief Organization of German Jews (Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden)

Organized Ha’avara (Transfer) Agreement

Executive Committee, Board of Directors, JDC

[JDC Archives, NY]

Paul Felix Warburg

New York, New York, USA

Philanthropist

Treasurer, National Committee for Aid to Refugees

Treasurer, German-Jewish Children’s Aid, Inc.

Secretary, National Refugee Service, Inc. (NRS)

[JDC Archives, NY]

Eugene Warner

Buffalo, NY, USA

Board of Directors, JDC

David M. Watchmaker

Boston, MA, USA

Executive Committee, Board of Directors, JDC

Ilse Weber*

Terezin Concentration Camp

Worked in childrens hospital, saved many

Sent to Auschwitz with family, murdered there

Gabriel Wechsler

New York City, New York, USA

Secretary, American Friends of a Jewish Palestine

Wechter

Budapest, Hungary

He Halutz, Resistance, Hazalah

Michael Weichert

Krakow, Poland

Director, Jewish Aid Center (Jüdische Unterstützungsstelle; JUS)

Weichman* (d. 1943)

Belgium

Leader, Committee for the Defense of Jews (CDJ)

Raided Jewish Council office, destroyed records

Partisan group commander, resisted deportations, caught tortured, executed

[Daring to Resist pp.124-125

Suhl 1967. P.309]

Dr. Frantisek Weidmann*

Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia

Supreme Council of the Jewish Religious Congregations of Bohemia, Moravia & Silesia (JRC; Kulturgemeinde), secretary, later chairman

Murdered in Auschwitz, 1944

[Dagan 1984. Vol.3 pp.38-40, 50]

Dr. Chaim Weigmann

 

Member of subcommittee, High Commissioner for Refugees (League of Nations)

Adolph Weil

Montgomery, AL, USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Bruno Weil

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Comite de Soccoro Para Gurs

Frank L. Weil

New York, New York, USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Chief Rabbi Julien Weil

France

Community leader, rescue activist

[Cohen 1987.

Lazare 1996.

Poznanski 2001.]

Lionel Weil

Goldsboro, NC., USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Milton Weil

New York, NY, USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Sara Weil (Éva Taub) (b.1920)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Underground activist with husband Shraga Weil, arrested, imprisoned 1944

[Gur 2007. Pp.241-242]

Shraga (Ferenc) Weil (1919-2009)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

He Halutz, Resistance, Hazalah

Hashomer Hatzair, forged documents

[Braham 1981. P.1000

Gur 2007. P.242]

Albert Weill

Occupied France

Council Member, General Union of Jews of Œuvre (UGIF-North) Leader Group VI

[Adler 1987.

Cohen 1987.]

Dr. Joseph Weill (1902-1988)

Geneva, Switzerland; Limoges, France

Physician, Children’s Aid Rescue Society (Œuvre de Secours aux Enfants ; OSE)

Main Office for the Shelters

Major underground rescue and relief activist

Helped Jews in French camps

Escaped France in 1943

[Adler 1987.

Latour 1971.

Lazare 1996.

Rayski 2005.]

Laure Weill

Southern France

Council Member, General Union of Jews of France (UGIF-South)

[Cohen 1987.]

Nicole Salon Weill*

Marseilles, France

MJS member.  Organized crossings of endangered Jewish children from France to Switzerland.

Children’s Aid Rescue Society (Œuvre de Secours aux Enfants ; OSE)

Deported and killed with children, 1943

Professor Benjamin Weill-Hallé

France

Council Member, General Union of Jews of France, (Union Général des Israeliets de France) UGIF-South

[Lazare 1996.

Poznanski 2001.]

Benjamin G. Weinberg

USA; Europe

HIAS representative to Europe, 1936-1937

[Ginzberg 1942.

HIAS Archives, NY]

Dr. Harold M. Weinberg

USA

Board of directors, Hebrew Immigrant Aid and Sheltering Society, HIAS
[Ginzberg 1942.

HIAS Archives, Yivo]

Joseph Weinberg

New York, NY., USA

Treasurer, American ORT Foundation

Vice chairman, Jewish Labor Committee (JLC)

Morris Weinberg

New York, NY., USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Janos Weinberger (Tzvi Karmi) (b.1924)

Budapest, Hungary

Hanoar Hatzioni

Organized childrens house for rescue

[Gur 2007. P.140]

Erick Weiner

Terein Ghetto

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Member, Council of Elders, Terezin Ghetto

Assistant to Jacob Edelstein*

[Rothkirchen 2005. P.266]

Magdalena Weiner (Magda Apor-Weiner) (1910-1998)

Budapest, Hungary

Gordon Group

Assisted Refugees, distributed protective papers

Wife of Zoltán Weiner

[Gur 2007. Pp.242-243]

Zoltán (Zoli) Weiner (1904-1962)

Budapest, Hungary

Relief and rescue activist

Gordon Circle

Department A, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Assisted refugees, rescue activist

[Cohen 1986. Pp.173,183

Gur 2007. P.243]

Joe Weingarten

USA

Co-chairman, United Palestine Appeal

Martin Weingarten (Mordehai Karmon) (1924-2003)

Budapest, Hungary

Dror Habonim

Rescue leader, posed as Hungarian official and Arrow Cross

[Gur 2007. P.141]

Dr. Shaul Weingort

Switzerland

HIJEFS

S. J. Weinstein

USA

Board of directors, HIAS

Jacques (Jacob) Weintraub (Wister)

Nice, France

MJS member.  Éducation Physique network.  Organized crossings of endangered Jewish children from France to Switzerland.  Caught by Nazis, sent to Drancy

[Latour 1970.

Lazare 1996.

Rayski 2005.]

Hiam Weisel (Alias “Sandor Balogh”) (b.1924)

Budapest, Hungary

Bnei Akiva

Distributed documents in forced labor camps, distributed food and supplies to childrens houses

[Gur 2007. P.151-152]

Herman L. Weisman

New York City, New York, USA

Secretary, Palestine Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod), Inc.

György Mordehai Weisz (1918-1994)

Budapest, Hungary

Leader, Hanoar Hatzioni

Distributed protective documents, hid Jews, saved Jews from death marches

Worked in Swiss Glass House

Armed partisan

[Gur 2007. P.245]

Judit Weisz (Judith “Juca” Herbst) (1912-1974)

Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Underground Activist, arrested, tortured by Gestapo

[Gur 2007. P.129]

Márta Weisz (Revesz) (b.1928)

Budapest, Hungary

Hanoar Hatzioni

Obtained, distributed Aryan documents, helped Jews escape labor units

[Gur 2007. Pp.192-193]

Moshe Weisz (1922-1969)

 

Dror Habonim

Zionist Youth Underground

[Gur 2007. P.246]

Sára Weisz (Sarah Epstein (b.1925)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Distributed protective documents and nation cards to refugees from Slovakia

[Gur 2007. P.80]

Dov Weiss

Budapest, Hungary

Secretary, Relief and Rescue Committee of Budapest of the Jewish Agency for Palestine (JA; Yishuv)

Secretary, Jewish Council (Zsido Tanacs)

[Braham 1981.

Friling 2005.]

Elizer (Lázló) Weiss (Alias: Józef Vitéz) (b.1923)

Budapest, Hungary

Bnei Akiva

Distributed protective papers, saved Jews posing as Arrow Cross soldier

[Gur 2007. P.244]

Sholem Weiss

Pajeczno, Poland (Radom District)

Jewish Council, Labor Department; facilitated escape

[Trunk 1972. P.464]

Yehoshua (Herman) Weiss (b.1922)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Helped save Jews as part of Swiss Legation

[Gur 2007. P.248]

Yirmiyahu “Yirmi” Weiss (1917-1944)

Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Underground activist

[Gur 2007. P.249]

Dr. Weissbrod

Vienna, Austria

Head, Youth Aliya, Austria

Isaac Weissman

Lisbon, Portugal

Relief Committee for the War-stricken Jewish Population (RELICO)

World Jewish Congress (WJC)

Refugee relief activist

[Bauer 1981. Pp.213-214]

Nathan Weissman

USA

Staff, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), 1941-1944

[JDC Archives, NY]

Rabbi Michael Dov Weissmandel (1903-1958)

Slovakia

Bratislava Rescue Committee

Leader, Working Group (Pracovná Skupina), 1942-1944

Sent to Auschwitz in 1944, escaped from train

[AJC Archives, NY

Fuchs 1954.

Neuman 1958.

Weissmandel 1960.]

Arthur Weisz*

Budapest, Hungary

Rescue activist, owner of the Glass House, part of the Swiss legation, Vadasz Street, killed

[Tsuchy]

György (Mordehai) Weisz (1918-1994)

 

Hanoak Hatzioni

Major underground leader and activist, distributed documents to Jews in Ghettos, hid Jews and saved them from death marches

Worked out of Swiss Glass House

[Gur 2007. P.245]

Haya Weisz (Ilona Roth) (b.1923)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Dept. A International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Underground Activist

[Gur 2007. P.244]

Lévi “Pupos” Weisz* (1920-1944)

Slovakia

Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Smuggled Jews from Slovakia into Hungary

Deported to Auschwitz and murdered in 1944

[Gur 2007. P.245]

Moshe Mór Weisz (b.1923)

Budapest, Hungary

He Halutz Resistance

Hashomer Hatzair

Distributed deportation papers, built and maintained bunkers used to hide or rescue Jews

Dror Habonim

Dept. A International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Worked in Glass House

Put in forced labor battalion

[Cohen 1986. P.196

Gur 2007. P.246]

Rudolf Weisz (“Uncle Rudi”) (b.1893)

Budapest, Hungary

He Halutz Resistance leader ; Rescue and Relief Committee ; distributed supplies to ghettoes

Gordon and Borohov Circles

Dept A, International Committee of the Red Cross, (ICRC)

Worked at Glass House

Worked in Swiss Consulates on Wekerle and Vadasz Streets

[Cohen 1986. Pp.183-184

Gur 2007. P.246]

Shmuel (Sándor) “Koli” Weisz (b.1926)

Budapest, Hungary

Bnei Akiva

Helped refugees, forged and distributed documents, arrested deported to Auschwitz then Buchenwald, survived

[Gur 2007. Pp.246-247

Vera Weisz (Lefkovics) (1927-1998)

Budapest, Hungary

Maccabi Hatzair

Forged and distributed protective papers, hid Jewish children and mothers, caught, escaped excecution

[Gur 2007. P.247]

Yaakov (Imre) Weisz (1924-1947)

Budapest, Hungary

Beitar

Saved Jews from éportation, used forged protective papers

[Gur 2007. P.248]

Yehuda (Ernö) Weisz (1917-1982)

Budapest, Hungary

He Halutz, Resistance

Hashomer Hatzair

Council Information Section

[Braham 1981. P.1000

Gur 2007. P.248]

Dr. Chaim Weitzman (1874-1952)

Palestine

First President of Israel, 1949-1952

Major Yishuv leader and Zionist

President, World Zionist Organization, 1921-1931, 1935-1946

Rescue leader in London

Central Council for Jewish Refugees

[Friling 2005.

Weitzman]

Mrs. Joseph M. Welt

Detroit, MI., USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Abusz Werber

Belgium

Jewish Defense Committee (CDJ ; Comité de Défense des Juifs)

Polalei Zion

He Halutz rescue and relief activist

[Michman 1998. P.401]

Abraham Werman

USA

Vice president, American Federation for Polish Jews

David Wertheim

New York, NY., USA

Co-chair, National Labor Committee for Palestine

Co-chair, United Palestine Fund

Co-chair, Palestine Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod), Inc.

Board of Directors, JDC

Anatoly Wertheim

Naliboki Forest (near Minsk), Belorussia

Chief of Staff, „Unit 106,“ „Zorin Unit“; armed partisan resistance; saved Jews

Ernö Wertheimer (Yahuda Harari) (b.1921)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Escaped labor battalion

Worked in Swiss Glass House

[Gur 2007. P.126]

Miklós Moshe Wettenstein (1927-1970)

Budapest, Hungary

Hanoar Hatzioni

Worked on forged protective documents

Helped rescue Jews from Arrow Cross, released Jews who were arrested, arrested and escaped

[Gur 2007. P.250]

Alfred Wetzler (Alias: Josef Láník)

Slovakia

Escaped from Auschwitz-Birkenau; wrote Auschwitz Report; warned Jews of Holocaust

[Braham 1981. Pp.708-710

Suhl 1967.

Verba]

András Shlomo Wetzler (1921-1996)

Hungary

Maccabi Hatzair

Moved refugees, distributed protective documents and funds for Jews

[Gur 2007. P.250]

Michael ‘Misho” Wetzler (1913-1970

Budapest, Hungary

Maccabi Hatzair

Forged and distributed protective documents

[Gur 2007. Pp.250-251]

Ora Wetzler (b.1920) (Olga Kohn)

Budapest, Hungary

Maccabi Hatzair

Distributed forged protective papers

[Gur 2007. P.250]

Ninon Weyl-Hait

Southern France

Leader, French Jewish Scouts (EIF)

La Sixème

Distributed forged ration cards

[Cohen 1987.]

James L. White

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Lloyd Whitebrook

New York, USA

Chairman, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Junior Division (JDC)

[JDC Archives, NY]

Peter Wiernik

USA

American Joint Reconstruction Foundation

[JDC Archives, New York]

J. Wierosub

Danzig, Poland

Director, HIAS-ICA branch in Danzig; supervised Jewish emigration from Poland through Danzig and Gdynia

Bernát Hiam Wiesel (b.1924)

Budapest, Hugnary

Bnei Akiva

Distributed protective papers to Jews in labor camps, distributed food to childrens houses

Worked in Swiss Glass House

[Gur 2007. Pp.251-252]

Manfred Wihl

La Paz, Bolivia

SOCOBO and SOPRO

Stefania Wilczynska

Warsaw Ghetto, Poland

Helped Dr. Korczak run orphanage in Warsaw Ghetto

Dr. György Wilhelm

Budapest, Hungary

Leader, Clothes Collecting Company, Hungarian Labor Company

Section T, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Rescued Jews from death marches

[Braham 1981. P.998]

Karoly Wilhelm

Budapest, Hungary

Jewish Council (Zsido Tanacs)

Willi

Budapest, Hungary

He Halutz, Resistance, Hazalah

Henry Wineman

Detroit, Michigan, USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Bronia Winicki (Klirenstein)

Bialystok Ghetto

Member, “Antifascist Bialystok” cell; worked with partisans

Moses Winkelstein

Syracuse, NY, USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Barek Winter

Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania

Forged Japanese visas and distributed to Polish refugees in Kovno, Lithuania

[Oral Testimony (HOHP), USHMM]

Benjamin Winter

New York City, New York, USA

President, American Federation for Polish Jews

Dr. Albert (Vojtech Eugen) Winterstein (1903-1970)

Slovakia

Working Group (Pracovná Skupina)

Nebenregierung

Zionist leader

[Dagan 1984. Vol.1,2,3

Mark Wischnitzer

Germany

Secretary General, Relief Organization of German Jews (Hilfsverein der Deutschen Juden)

Ethel H. Wise

USA

Secretary, German Jewish Children’s Aid, Inc.

James Waterman Wise

USA

Rescue and relief activist; son of WJC president Stephen Wise

Jonah B. Wise

New York, New York, USA

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), United Jewish Appeal (UJA) campaigns; national chairman, 1931-1950; JDC vice chairman, 1937-1959; JDC executive committee, 1931-1959, Board of Directors, Member Emergency Administration Committee

[JDC Archives, NY]

Rabbi Stephen S. Wise (1874-1949)

New York, USA

President, World Jewish Congress (WJC)

President, American Jewish Congress

Council for German Jewry, London; Central Council for Jewish Refugees

Co-chair, American Zionist Emergency Council for Zionist Affairs, 1940-1945

Vice president, Zionist Organization of America

Co-chair, United Palestine Appeal

Co-chair, Palestine Foundation Fund (Keren Hayesod), Inc.

Major rescue advocate

[Wise]

Mrs. Stephen S. Wise

USA

Child Adoption Bureau

Refugee activist

[Zucker 2008.]

Mark Wishnitzer

Germany

Leader with Hilfsverein ; worked with Max Warburg ; rescuer of German Jews

Jacques Wister (see Jacob Weintraub)

Nice, France

MJS member.  Éducation Physique network.  Organized crossings of endangered Jewish children from France to Switzerland.  Caught by Nazis.

[Rayski 2005.]

Moshe (Ernö) Wiszkopf (1922-1987) (Alias: Horak Pál)

Budapest, Hungary

He Halutz Rescue and Resistance

Bnei Akiva

Distributed Swiss protective passes, food, supplies

Rabbi Nathan Witkin

Panama City, Panama

Jewish Welfare Board (JWB)

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)

[JDC Archives, NY]

Yitzak Wittenberg*

Vilna Ghetto, Poland

Leader, United Partisan Organization, FPO, armed rescue and resistance

Communist Party

Killed

Hillel Wodzislawski

Wisnicz, Poland

Commander, armed partisan resistance; worked with Krakow partisans

Dr. Wohlstein-Voldan

Slovakia

Leader, Central Jewish Office, smuggled Jews from Slovakia into Hungary

David P. Wohl

St. Louis, MO., USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Rabbi Shlomo Wolb

Sweden

Raised funds; obtained travel documents; rescue activist

Wilhelm Wolbe

Sweden

Rescue Committee of the Orthodox Rabbis in the United States (Va’ad Hatsala; Emergency Committee for War Torn Yeshivot)

Edith “Ewo” Wolf

Berlin, Germany

Created Chug Chalutzi (Zionist Circle) to rescue students

Eric Wolf

Vienna, Austria

Af-Al-Pi (“Despite Everything”), Perl Transport

[Perl 1978.]

Erica Wolf

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Relief activist, sent relief parcels and supplies to ghettos and concentrations camps

Harry K. Wolf

San Francisco, California, USA

Vice president, Hebrew Sheltering and Immigrant Aid Society of America (HIAS)

[HIAS Archives, Yivo

Wischnitzer 1956.]

Max F. Wolf

New York, USA

Chairman, Council of Organizations

American Jewish Congress

Morris Wolf

Philadelphia, PA., USA

Vice president, National Refugee Service (NRS)

Board of Directors, JDC

Avraham Wolsztein (Even-Haim)

Gordonia, Belgium

He Halutz rescue and relief activist; worked with Nathan Schwalb

[Milchman 1998. P.400]

Leon Wulman

New York, USA

Vice chairman, Association of Jewish Refugees and Immigrants from Israel

Secretary, American Committee of OSE

Veit Wyler

Switzerland

Rescue and relief activist

[Häsler 1969.]

Shoshana Yaar (Zsuzsa Elefánt) (Alias: Ilona Jávor)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Underground activist, distributed forged papers

[Gur 2007. P.252]

Shlomo Yaakobi (Yankelewitz)

Paris, France

Center for Aliyah (Revisionist), Paris

NZO – New Zionist Organization

[Ofer 1990.]

Uri Yaari

Denmark

Rescue activist

[Yahil 1969.]

David Yahin (István Kemény) (1919-1961)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Underground activist

[Gur 2007. P.252-253]

Sarah Yahin-Kémeny (Sára Schwartz (1922-2002)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Sela Organization

Helped refugees, distributed Aryan Papers

Worked in Swiss Glass House

[Gur 2007. P.253]

Dr. Menahem Yakobi (Emil Jakubovics) (b.1923)

Hungary-Romania

Bnei Akiva

Smuggled Jews to Romania through Tiyul

[Gur 2007. P.253]

Yomtob Yakoel

Salonika, Greece

Community lawyer; helped Jews by raising relief funds

Dora Yarmulkovska

Poland

Hid Jews during War.

Yitzhak Yatziv (1889-1947)

Palestine

Executive committee, Al-Domi (Do Not Keep Silent)

Rescue activist

Zvi Yehieli (Schachter), (1905-1970)

Geneva, Switzerland; Europe; Palestine

Security, Joint Rescue Committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine (JA; Yishuv)

Mossad agent, Aliya Bet, 1942-1948

[Friling 2005.

Ofer 1991. P.43]

Levi Yehuda

Budapest, Hugnary

Zionist Youth rescue activist

Rescue activist worked with Shulamit Gara

[Daring to Resist p.103

Museum of Jewish Heritage 2007. Pp.102-104]

Chaim (Haim) Yellin* (1913-1944)

Kovno (Kaunas) Ghetto, Lithuania

Underground leader, rescue activist

Founded and led Antifascist Organization

Caught and killed, April 1943

Dr. Eliyahu Yeshurun (Ödön Szabó) (1914-2003)

Budapest, Hungary

Hanoar Hatzioni

Executive Committee, Hungarian Zionist Assn.

Warned Jews, manned bunkers

[Gur 2007. P.254]

Yitzhak Yitzhaki (Istiván Izsák) (1926-1982)

Budapest, Hungary

Hanoar Hatzioni

Distributed forged papers, food, supplies to protected houses, posed as Hungarian officer to patrol neighborhoods

[Gur 2007. P.254]

Yosi

Budapest, Hungary

Hashmer Hazair

Hazalah

Albert Youdine

France

Communist

[Adler 1987.]

Simon Zaidov

France

Solidarity, Member International Brigade

Deported March 1942, escaped Auschwitz

Yitzchak Zakkai

France

French Jewish Scouts (EIF)

[Adler 1987.]

Shmuel Zalchman*

Chmielnik, Poland

Second Chairman, Chmielnik Jewish Council, Poland

Organized Ghetto underground, arrested, tortured, murdered

[Trunk 1971. P.467]

Judith Zarhi (Judit Schaffer) (b.1924)

Budapest, Hungary

Maccabi Hatzair

Worked in Swiss Glass House, distributed Swiss protective papers

[Gur 2007. P.255]

Yitzchak Zakkai

France

Jewish Scouts

Rescue-Tiyul leader

[Gur 2007.]

Zall

Budapest, Hungary

He Halutz, Resistance, Hazalah

Dr. Paul Zander

Sao Paulo, Brazil

President, “Uniao” Associacao Beneficente Israelita

Professor Julius Zappert

Vienna, Austria

Youth Welfare Department

Helped 2,844 Austrian children to emigrate

[Frankel 1967.]

Max Zaritsky

New York City, New York, USA

Vice chairman, Jewish Labor Committee (JLC)

National treasurer, National Labor Committee for Palestine

Reuvén Zaslany (Shiloah) (1909-1959)

Palestine

Joint Rescue Committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine (JA; Yishuv)

Haganah, Illegal Immigration, 1936-1948

Headed Parachutists’ operation

[Friling 2005.

Porat 1990. P.320]

Zvi Zeidenfeld (“Zidi”), (1909-1959)

Budapest, Hungary

Bnai Akiva

Hazalah

Code name: Kovacs

Worked at Swiss legation, distributed protective documents, arrested by Gestapo, beaten and escaped

[Cohen 1986. Pp.236-237

Gur 2007.]

Harry Zeitz

Brooklyn, NY, USA

Board of Directors, JDC

Lazaro Zelwer

Colombia; Caracas, Venezuela

Representative, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), 1939-1944; HIAS-HICEM

[JDC Archives, NY]

Dr. Erwin Ziemlich

Bohemia-Moravia, Czechoslovakia

Supreme Council of the Jewish Religious Congregations of Bohemia, Moravia & Silesia (JRC; Kulturgemeinde), Personnel Office

[Rothkirchen 2005.]

Avraham Zilberberg

Tehran, Iran

Joint Rescue Committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine (JA; Yishuv)

[Friling 2005.]

David Zimend

Turkey

Rescue Committee of the Jewish Agency in Turkey, Jewish Agency for Palestine (JA; Yishuv)

General Zionists

[Friling 2005.]

Mala Zimetbaum* (1922-1944)

Auschwitz-Birkenau

Helped Jews in Birkenau

Escaped June 1944; recaptured and killed

Max Zimmels

Germany

Kibbutz Agelet Hashahar

Rescue activist

[Ofer p.101]

Fanny Zimmer

Southern France

OSE, Relief workder, Rivesaltes concentration camp; wife of Dr. René Zimmer

Moshe Zimmer

Romania

Jewish Coordinating Council

Rescue and relief activist

[Ancel 1987. Vol.5,8

Bauer 1981. P.352]

Dr. René Zimmer

Marsailles, Southern France

Physician, worked for Unitarian Service Committee (USC) helping refugees

Inspected French concentration camps

[Ryan

USC Archives, Harvard Divinity School Library Archives]

Shlomo Zimmer

Szarkowszczyzna Ghetto

Leader, ghetto underground; encouraged and helped 10,000 Jews to escape

Györgi Dan Zimmermann (b.1919)

Budapest, Hungary

Romania

He Halutz

Hashomer Hatzair

Forged documents, helped refugees

Tiyul

[Gur 2007. P.255]

Hersz (Hersch) Zimmerman

France

Relief activist

Ran canteen for refugees

[Adler 1987.

Lazare 1996.

Poznanski 2002.]

Jacob Zimmerman*

Bedzin Ghetto, Poland

He Haltz Underground, fighter, rescuer

Tried to help Jews escape ghetto

Killed

[Adenszalk 1944. P.66]

Zipi

Budapest, Hungary

Hazalah

Aaron Zisling

Palestine

Rescue advocate

Abraham Zissu (1888-1956)

Romania

Community leader; Zionist activist

Joint Rescue Committee of the Jewish Agency for Palestine (JA; Yishuv)

Obtained release of prisoners

Arranged for illegal immigration

Worked with Aliya Bet

[Ancel 1987. Vol.5,8

Porat. 1990]

Solange Zitenok (“Rémy”)

Toulouse, Southern France

Leader, Children’s Aid Rescue Society (OSE ; Œuvre de Secours aux Enfants), Southwest Division

[Klarsfeld 1985.]

Miron Zlatin*

Palavas-Les-Flots, Southern France

Children’s Aid Rescue Society (OSE ; Œuvre de Secours aux Enfants)

Husband of Sabina Zlatin

Deported to Auschwitz and murdered

[Klarsfeld 1985.]

Sabina Zlatin*

Plavas-Les-Flots, Southern France

Children’s Aid Rescue Society (OSE ; Œuvre de Secours aux Enfants)

[Klarsfeld 1985.]

Eli Zohar

Yugoslavia

Yishuv Parachutist

Liaison with Yugoslav Partisans

[Friling 2005.]

Rabbi Israel Zolli

Rome, Italy

Warned Jews to go into hiding to save themselves, October 1943

Kálmán Zohar (Kálmán Sonnenchein) (1926-1973)

Budapest, Hungary

Hanoar Hatzioni

Distributed Aryan documents

[Gur 2007. P.255]

Shalom Zorin (Simon), (1902-1974)

Minsk, USSR

Jewish Partisan leader, Jewish Fighting Unit 106, saved 600-700 Jews in forests in family camp

[Greenstein 1968. Hebrew]

Rahel (Fischer-Korner) Zsoldos (1915-1999)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Rescued children in Dept. A International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Hid Jewish children

[Gur 2007. P.256]

Otto Zucker

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Supreme Council of the Jewish Religious Congregations of Bohemia, Moravia & Silesia (JRC; Kulturgemeinde)

Chairman, Karen Hayesod, Palestine Foundation Fund

Prague Transfer Committee

[Dagan 1984. Vol.3

Rothkirchen 2005.]

Aron (Aharon) Zuckerman (b.1926)

Budapest, Hungary

Hashomer Hatzair

Rescue operative

Rescued Jews in death marches with International Red Cross Protective documents

Arrested and escaped several times

[Gur 2007. P.256]

Shmaryahu Zuckerman

Horodok

Vice Chairman, Horodok Jewish Council; promoted escape and rescue

[Trunk 1971. P.465]

Moshe Zupnick

Kovno, Lithuania

Student, Mir Yeshiva, helped Sugihara issue Japanese visas, 1940

[Kranzler Oral History]

Szmul Zygielbojm* (1895-1943)

London, England

Polish National Council

Jewish representative of Polish government in exile, diplomat, 1942-1943

Major rescue and relief advocate

Warned world about the Holocaust

Committed suicide to protest murder of Jews in Europe

[Braham 1981. Pp.694-696

Posner p.317]