November 18, 2021

Paul Zbinden – a Swiss Holocaust Hero

Baruch Tenembaum
Baruch Tenembaum


Paul Zbinden – An Unsung Holocaust Rescuer

Paul Zbinden
Photo: Wikipedia

Last week, the local public television channel, KAN 11, broadcasted the remarkable story of the Swiss Pastor, Paul Zbinden, who saved a Jewish family and probably several other Jewish children during the Shoah.

The presenter, Yoav Krakovsky, introduced us to this rescuer by interviewing his grandson, Luc Zbinder, a Swiss teacher and educator who by chance, some 10 years ago, became aware of his grandfather’s feats.

Paul moved to France in the 1920’s together with his family and was in charge of a small Evangelical church at the village of Saint-Jean-du-Gard.