Entschädigungsamt Berlin. Unbesungene Helden (B Rep. 078)
Contains a unique set of records documenting the cases of non-Jewish Germans who helped Jews hide. The collection contains unique stories of hiding of Jews in the West Berlin area through testimonies from helpers and survivors, including investigation if the information could be verified. The collection is a result of an early attempt and initiative of the Berlin senate between 1958-1966 to honor helpers in the Berlin area, on instigation of the Berlin Minister of Interior, Joachim Lippschitz. 1500 files were created which precedes Yad Vashem's Righteous Among the Nations Initiative. It gives a unique insight into the diverse motives of helpers and their relationship with those they did hide.
- Collection Subtitle
- Silent Heroes
63 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.
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