Hermine Riss

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Hermine Riss (Vienna, 1903 – ?) is an Austrian Righteous among the Nations.[1]

Hermine Riss from 1942 till 1945 hid in her apartment Regina Heinrich, who was threatened with deportation as a Jew under the Nuremberg laws.[1]

She also hid two other Jews, Stefanie Zach (née Rosenstadt) and Otto Breichenstein, at various places, including her own home, to escape deportation. By doing so Hermine Riss risked her own life.[1]

15 May 2005 Yad Vashem recognized Hermine Riss as Righteous Among the Nations.[1]


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