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Josef Bau
( From the Yad Vashem site)
(Poland, 1920 – Israel, 2002)


Following the outbreak of the war, Bau’s art studies at the University of Krakow were disrupted. Following the occupation of the city, he was deported to the ghetto, where he was employed as a draftsman designing maps and signs for the ghetto’s German administration. In 1942, he was deported to the Plaszow camp where he was employed as a draftsman and where he secretly forged certificates and documents for the camp’s inmates. He was included in Schindler’s list and thus was transferred to the Brünnlitz camp in the Sudetenland, where he was liberated in 1945.

He immigrated to Israel in 1950. After immigration he was successful as a book and commercial designer and was one of the founders of animation in Israel