Yad Vashem Honors Arab Who Saved Jews In World War II

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irena-steinfeldt-director-of-the-righteous-among-the-nations-in-the-yad-vashem-holocaust-memorialIsrael’s Holocaust memorial says it is posthumously honoring an Egyptian doctor who risked his life to rescue Jews during World War II, the first Arab to receive the prestigious recognition of “Righteous Among the Nations.”

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev says a German researcher found German archival evidence last year that Mohamed Helmy, an Egyptian physician in Berlin, hid a young Jewish woman and provided medical care to her relatives.

Read more at UT SAN DIEGO.

{Matzav.com Israel}

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