An American G.I. for the first time has been recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations for rescuing Jewish soldiers in World War II.
A man who helped some 200 Jewish people in wartime Italy survive the Holocaust was posthumously awarded the Czech Republic’s Medal of Merit in Prague.
Sebastian de Romero Radigales, a Spanish diplomat whose efforts saved hundreds of Jews in the Holocaust, was named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.
The woman who got Henk Zanoli recognized as a ‘righteous Gentile ’ says he was wrong to reject the honor over Israel’s Gaza war.
An Italian research group has begun investigating the case of Giovanni Palatucci, a World War II Italian policeman whose record of rescuing Jews recently has come under question.
A family member of an Egyptian doctor, the first Arab to be recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Gentile, said his family is not interested in the honor.
Yad Vashem posthumously recognized the Italian cycling champion Gino Bartali as Righteous Among the Nations.
Lois Gunden, an American Mennonite who helped save Jewish children in France during the Holocaust, was recognized by Yad Vashem as Righteous Among the Nations.
The Vatican newspaper said on Saturday a decision by scholars to brand a wartime Italian previously praised for saving Jews as a Nazi collaborator was part of an attempt to smear the Catholic Church during the papacy of Pope Pius XII.
An Italian Catholic activist and journalist who was declared a Righteous Gentile for saving Jewish lives during World War II has formally been put on the road to sainthood by the Roman Catholic church.