Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

29/8/2012

The inspirational doctor who saved fellow Jews from Nazis before fleeing Germany to start Paralympic Games after WWII

The inspirational doctor who saved fellow Jews from Nazis before fleeing Germany to start Paralympic Games after WWII

Ludwig Guttmann told doctors to admit Jews to hospital even if they did not need treatment
Saved 60 people from certain death by telling German officers they were too sick to leave
Arrived in the UK in 1939 after fleeing the Nazis
Led inspirational initiative to treat people who had become paralysed
Dr Guttmann impressed the government enough to open spinal injuries unit

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