Hanni Lévy, who survived the Holocaust hiding out in Berlin, has died at age 95

October 23, 2019, 4: 52 PM

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Hanni Lévy, who survived the Holocaust hiding out in Berlin, has died. She became 95.

Claus Raefle, a German movie director who knew Lévy, stated Wednesday that Lévy’s family rapid him she had died overnight at her residence in Paris. Her loss of life became first reported by Jewish weekly Juedische Allgemeine.

Raefle’s 2017 movie „The Invisibles“ tells the fable of four Jews, including Lévy, attempting to preserve a ways flung from deportation within the capital of Nazi Germany.

Born Hanni Weißenberg in 1924, Lévy later recounted how she colored her hair blond and assumed the name Hannelore Winkler to evade suspicion. With the Nazis browsing for her, Lévy managed to procure safe haven with non-Jewish Berliners who Israel honored after the battle as Righteous Among the many Nations.

About 1,700 Jews survived the Holocaust in Berlin.

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, stated the German chief became mourning Lévy, an „impressive lady“ whom she met final year.

„The fable of her life moved many participants,“ Seibert tweeted.


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