Goering's Jewish Friend
“Do you know the name Hugo Rothenberg?”
The man who asked me this question—the year was 1987—was then in his late seventies; his name was Gerhardt Riegner. I knew nothing of my fellow Dane, but Riegner himself was familiar enough to me. What he had done on behalf of the Jews during World War II—and especially the role he played in informing the Allies that the Nazis were preparing a final destruction of European Jewry—has been described many times over.
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