31 July 2013

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ThyssenKrupp Patriarch Who Saved Wartime Jews Dies At 99

Berthold Beitz, the patriarch of German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp, who saved hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution, has died aged 99, the company said Wednesday. The industrialist, who died Tuesday, became supervisory board chairman in 1970 of Friedrich Krupp which merged in 1999 with Thyssen to form ThyssenKrupp, one of the emblems of Germany's technological prowess. [...]



ThyssenKrupp patriarch who saved wartime Jews dies at 99 (via AFP)
Berthold Beitz, the patriarch of German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp, who saved hundreds of Jews from Nazi persecution, has died aged 99, the company said Wednesday. The industrialist, who died Tuesday, became supervisory board chairman in 1970…




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