Last surviving German who was Righteous Among the Nations dies

Last surviving German recognized by Yad Vashem as righteous gentile for Holocaust heroism dies at 98.

Marcy Oster, JTA ,

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The last surviving German recognized as a righteous gentile for saving Jews during the Holocaust died on Monday.

Gertrud Steinl, who was recognized by Yad Vashem in 1979 as a Righteous Among the Nations, died a day before her 98th birthday.

Steinl’s death was confirmed to the German news agency dpa by Andre Freund, head of the Jewish community of Nuremberg, The Associated Press reported.