The Schindler of Ringmasters: Adolf Althoff

Adolf Althoff, the ringmaster who saved Jews during World War IIA friend sent me an article from the Daily Beast about a German ringmaster who, dearly World War II, secretly saved Jewish acrobats and other circus performers from the Nazis.

I hadn’t known about the story, although it’s apparently been widely reported upon, and I thought that it’s worth spreading wide here.

I’ve collected a number of sources about Adolf and his good work here, including this video posted by Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust Memorial and Museum:

(because these are links that won’t be updated regularly, if one isn’t working, please let me know on the contact form!)



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