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More Poles receive awards for saving Jews in WWII

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Paweł Kononczuk 10.08.2017 15:26
Three Polish familes have collected Righteous Among the Nations awards on behalf of their no-longer-living relatives who risked their lives to save Jews during World War II.
Righteous Among the Nations awards. Photo: PAP/Maciej KulczyńskiRighteous Among the Nations awards. Photo: PAP/Maciej Kulczyński

The awards were collected in the south-western Polish city of Wrocław by Halina Perka on behalf of her father, Jerzy Kołaczkowski on behalf of his mother and Zuzanna Czarny on behalf of her husband.

The Righteous Among the Nations award is the highest Israeli civilian distinction.

In total, 26,513 people had received the honor up to 1 January this year. Around a quarter of them -- 6,706 -- were Poles.


Source: IAR

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