Israel’s “Giving A Face To The Fallen” Remembers Forgotten Soldiers


Remains of 20 of 40 unknown Jewish soldiers who drowned in the Mediterranean during World War II are being identified by Israel’s “Giving a Face to the Fallen” organization.

“This is the largest number who fell on a single day, whose burial place is unknown,” Dorit Perry, director of the group, said.

Sailing on the Erinpura, 140 Jewish soldiers of the British Army’s 462 Transport Company sank within four minutes after the ship was attacked by German bombers on May 1, 1943. Most of them were remnants of families murdered in the Holocaust.

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