Johann Pscheidt

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Johann Pscheidt (born August 8, 1901 in Berlin-Neukölln ; † unknown) is an Austrian construction company who campaigned for Jews during the Nazi era. He received the title Righteous Among the Nations in 1963 .

As a Salzburg building contractor and trustee for Jewish businesses, he came to Dombrowaer coal basin ( Sosnowiec , Będzin and Zawiercie ) in Poland in 1941 , where immediately after his arrival he was looking for ways to protect Jews from deportation to concentration camps . To support the Jewish underground and resistance movement in the coal basin ghetto, Pscheidt opened the “Rekord” shoe polish factory, which from then on served as a place of refuge and passage for refugees from the ghetto .

Pscheidt also provided them with forged Aryan papers and obtained instructions for many of them from the employment agency in Tarnów to the employment agency in Vienna to assign the refugees to work as Polish foreign workers . In this way, he saved the lives of around 80 people over the course of four months.

On February 25, 1963, Yad Vashem decided to award the "Righteous of the Nations" medal to Johann Pscheidt.

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Individual evidence

  1. Johann Pscheidt on the website of Yad Vashem (English)