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Dec 7, 2007

92 year old hero makes aliyah!

I don't know how I missed this piece of news... Maybe it was because I was taking a course this week and followed the news a bit less than usual..

The jewish secretary, Mimi Reinhardt, of Oskar Schindler, the non-Jew who saved thousands of Jews in the Holocaust, just made aliya this week. She is 92 years old. Her only child, a son, lives in Israel, and she has decided it was time to join him here.

Reinhardt was hired as Schindler's secretary. When he began his work to save Jews, Schindler would ask her for name so fJews she knew so he could add them to his lists for when he would bribe the German officers to obtain their freedom. Mimi Reinhardt is responsible for having supplied Schindler with many names - she included pretty much everyone she knew or could find - of people to be saved.

"Yishuv tov" to you Ms. Steinhardt and welcome to Israel.

4 comments:

  1. Wow - it's brave to make any type of change at 92 - much less starting a whole new life. Then again, I suppose for someone of that caliber maybe it's business as usual! A hero indeed.

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  2. wow. what a tzaddekes! (sp?)

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  3. What an inspiration to all of us!

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  4. miriam,

    she's a tzaddekes any way you spell it

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