A WOMAN who helped save hundreds of Jews during the World War II Holocaust has died aged 107.
Mimi Reinhardt compiled lists of Jewish workers for the German industrialist Oskar Schindler who helped save them from certain death in the Nazi concentration camps.
Employed as Schindler’s secretary, Mimi helped employees from Kraków, Poland, who were recruited to work at his factory, avoid deportation.
Despite the enormous risks, the lists Mimi made for him helped save about 1,300 people.
Mimi, who was born in Austria, was also Jewish and worked for Schindler until 1945. reports The Guardian.
After World War II, the heroic secretary moved to New York before deciding in 2007 to move to Israel to live with her only son.
Schindler, who died in 1974, was named a member of the Righteous Among the Nations by Israel’s Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, an honor given to non-Jews who tried to save Jews from Nazi extermination.
His initiative was chronicled in the best-selling 1982 novel Schindler’s Ark and in Steven Spielberg’s award-winning film adaptation, Schindler’s List.
Mimi said she met Spielberg once, but found it difficult to watch the film.
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