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April 18 2012 German Culture Newsletter

On April 15 Berthold Beitz, Humanitarian and Philanthropist, was awarded the Lev Kopelev Prize for Peace and Justice in Cologne, Germany.

One of Israel's 'Righteous Among the Nations', Berthold Beitz is a German Industrialist who saved the lives of hundreds of Jewish adults and children from the Holocaust in wartime Poland, was a main contributor in the rebuilding of Germany's reputation, and was described by US President John F. Kennedy when he met him as, 'Finally a German who isn't uptight'.

This weeks BellaOnline German Culture article is about Berthold Beitz, and his work during and after WWII, and his wife Else who was also awarded 'Righteous Among the Nations'. Zwei Leben, ein Zeil - Two Lives One Goal

BERTHOLD BEITZ showcases Germany, German life, living and traditions and is a resource for anyone thinking of travelling there.

Its forum and email are there for all those questions or comments.

Francine McKenna,
German Culture Editor

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