This Day in Jewish History / Enigmatic ‘Living Work of Art’ and Savior of German Jews Shot Down by Luftwaffe

Wilfrid Israel, canny but saintly savior of thousands of German Jews during the Nazi era, died when the Germans shot down a BOAC flight with him on board.

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June 1, 1943, is the day on which Wilfrid Israel, the mysterious but saintly savior of many thousands of German Jews in the years leading up to the Holocaust, died when his plane was shot down by the Luftwaffe...