Holocaust hero Paul Grüninger

Paul Grüninger

Paul Grüninger, a Swiss police commander, saved about 3,600 Jewish refugees during WWII by backdating their visas and falsifying other documents to indicate they entered Switzerland when legal entry of refugees was still possible.
For his actions, he was dismissed from the police force, convicted of official misconduct and fined.
Reflecting back later in life, he said “It was basically a question of saving human lives threatened with death. How could I then seriously consider bureaucratic schemes and calculations.”