Gus Plaut

 

Attended Hymers College:

1933 - 1939

What makes this nominee inspiring?

Gustav Siegmund Plaut (“Gus”) came with his family to Hull from Hamburg with the rise of Nazism. He served as a senior surgical specialist in the Army Emergency Reserve and pursued a career as a surgeon. Despite his excellent qualifications and experience, Gus's German-Jewish background made it difficult to find jobs. He decided to become a general practitioner and managed to secure a position in Tooting, where he worked between 1960 and 1986. He was also active in the Territorial Army and in many charities.