Gerhart Feine

Director of the Jewish Department of the German Plenipotentiary in Budapest, 1944-45

Consul Feine informed Carl Lutz, Raoul Wallenberg and other members of the neutral legations of the plans of Hitler’s Foreign Minister Veesenmayer and SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann to deport and murder the Jews of Budapest. Without Feine’s help, the rescue of Jews would have been far more difficult and dangerous. Feine betrayed the confidence of Veesenmayer and Eichmann. He was never discovered for informing on his superiors.