Teresa Lintner

LINTNER, Teresa

Even before the war, Stefan Lintner was known by the residents of Czortkow in the Tarnopol district as being sympathetic toward Jews and employed many Jews in the town’s only cinema, which he owned. When the Germans occupied Czortkow in the summer of 1941, his cinema was requisitioned for the Department of German Propaganda and he was warned to sever all contacts with Jews. Nonetheless, Lintner decided to continue helping Jews and in late July 1941, when a German police unit seized 150 Jews and shot them in the neighboring forest, Lintner sheltered Jews who escaped the massacre.