Friedel Bohny-Reiter


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Friedel Bohny-Reiter born Vienna, Austro-Hungary May 20, 1908 (d. 2001). Swiss nurse in wartime France. Saved lives of many Jewish children; honored as Righteous Among Nations, 1990.


We lived in fear of raids. . . One day Vichy police came to look for 72 refugees, allegedly to check their papers, and I managed to bluff them and gain some time; it was necessary to hide the children in the farms around.” ( Bohny; photo