Gauck Calls Beitz a “Man of the Century”

News | September 27, 2013

German President Joachim Gauck praised Berthold Beitz for saving hundreds of Jews from death camps during World War II and his later industrial success, which majorly contributed to the revitalization of the postwar German economy. Beitz, who died this past July at age 99, served as head of the German steel conglomerate Thyseen Krupp, and later, as EastWest Institute’s chairman of the board.

Speaking at Beitz’s commemoration on September 26—his 100th birthday—Gauck declared that Beitz “made our country better.”  

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