Three Czechs who risked their lives to save nine members of a Jewish family from the Holocaust have been recognised in memoriam as Righteous Among the Nations, the highest Israeli tribute to Gentiles who saved the lives of Jews during the Second World War. On Wednesday their relatives received the award from the Israeli ambassador to Prague.
The Righteous Among the Nations title has been awarded by the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem since 1963. To date some 30,000 people around the world have received the award.
Three new names were added to the list this Wednesday, when the Israeli Embassy in Prague officially presented the title in memoriam to the Čepek family.
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Author: Ruth Fraňková