Unsung hero: The man who saved more Jews than Oskar Schindler during the Holocaust

Posted on January 26, 2023

For International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we bring to you the story of German businessman Wilfrid Israel, buried in the recesses of Jewish history. Less famous than Oskar Schindler, he is said to have done far more than what he is credited for. And his humanitarian work has an Australian connection too.

The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfrid Israel

It is believed Wilfrid Israel didn’t get due credit in Jewish history because he was a Jew and the State of Israel only recognises people of other religions who helped the community during the Holocaust. 

Israel’s Kindertransport rescued Jewish children from Europe, helped them emigrate to Australia, UK, US and Canada

Related Website »