Elisabeth Eidenbenz


Elisabeth Eidenbenz born Wila, Zürich, Switzerland June 12, 1913 (d. 2011). Swiss humanitarian; teacher; aided children refugees from Spanish Civil War 1937; established maternity refuge France 1939; aid to Jewish women in World War II won Righteous Among the Nations award 2002.


"They called me and I went. I did not think much of it. It was fortunate to be able to do what had to be done.” (EcuRed: Eidenbenz)

"My greatest satisfaction is that motherhood will become an island of peace in the midst of the hell of war; in an oxygen cylinder to pull forward, to continue living." (1325 Mujeres Tejiendo la Paz; photo sapiens.cat)