GERTRUDE PINSKY

1909 - 1946
JDC Country Director, Netherlands
Gertrude Pinsky was one of the few female Jewish leaders assigned by the JDC to overseas positions during World War II. As JDC representative in South America, she facilitated the absorption of refugees from Nazi persecution in South American countries. After the war, as JDC Country Director in the Netherlands, she helped reorganize the Dutch Jewish community, provided relief funds to thousands of survivors and supported the operation of ten children's homes for Jewish orphans. Gertrude Pinsky was killed in a plane crash in Prague in 1946 together with David Guzik, JDC Director, Poland.

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