Leonore Goldschmidt: The Teacher Who Outsmarted HitlerThe Literacy Site
In Nazi Germany, Jews of all ages and classes were subject to bullying, discrimination, and violence. This intolerance extended to Jewish educators and schools.
After Leonore Goldschmidt was dismissed as a teacher, she found a loophole in the Nazi system which allowed her to open her own private school for Jewish youth.
Although most agree that Hitler was an evil person, there is little doubt as to his intelligence. To say that a lowly schoolteacher outsmarted him is no small claim. But we think you’ll agree that this woman is wise and learned in ways most of us can barely wrap our brains around. Can you imagine doing what she did just for the sake of giving her students the education she knew they deserved?
Watch this video to see Leonore’s bravery and commitment to teach in the face of discrimination.