German Officer of 'Pianist' Honored in Israel
Posted 18 February 2009 - 01:03 PM
Israel's Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem has posthumously honored Wilm Hosenfeld, the German officer made famous by the prize-winning film "The Pianist" for his role in helping Jews during World War Two.
Authorities at Yad Vashem said in a statement on Monday they had made the decision to honor Hosenfeld with the title "Righteous Among the Nations" -- people acknowledged for aiding Jews during the Holocaust -- after new documents reinforced the German officer's role during the Nazi era.
After the war Hosenfeld was arrested, tried by the Soviets and sentenced to life imprisonment which was later commuted to 25 years. He died in a Soviet prison in 1952.
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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:48 PM
Rest in peace
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