Rupert Neudeck

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Rupert Neudeck, Frankfurt 2007

Rupert Neudeck (born May 14, 1939 in the Danzig, Free City of Danzig, today Gdańsk, Poland) is a German journalist and humanitarian.

He lived in Danzig until 1945 when Germans either fled from the advancing Soviets, or were expelled in the Expulsion of Germans from Poland after World War II. Thus, he was a refugee during his childhood.

After studying varied subjects in West Germany, including law and Catholic theology, he became a journalist. He was noted as a correspondent for Deutschlandfunk in radio journalism.

In 1979 Christel and Rupert Neudeck, together with a group of friends, formed the committee "A ship for Vietnam" and chartered for the rescue mission the freighter "Cap Anamur". He did humanitarian work in this project that aids refugees. He also founded "GRUENHELME" (Green Helmets) for rebuilding schools, villages, and ambulances in destroyed regions.[1] He was listed on Unsere Besten ("Our Best"), a German poll similar to 100 Greatest Britons.

He was featured in an interview on Paris by Night 77, which commemorated the 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the work of Cap Anamur.


  1. ^ Pro-Europe congress