Britain Honors Hadassah Nurse Who Was Hero of Tiberias Flood

A medal of the Order of the British Empire, one of the highest decorations awarded by Great Britain annually, has been given to Mrs. Ahuvah Wittenberg Passy, a nurse in the Hadassah health welfare center in Tiberias, Palestine, for her valiant rescue work during the flood in Tiberias last May, according to information from Palestine received at the national headquarters here of Junior Hadassah.

When the sudden cloudburst in-undated the valley, Mrs. Passy organized the medical relief for the entire city and personally rescued victims from flooded houses. Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope, High Commissioner for Palestine, congratulated Mrs. Passy on her heroism during the disaster and recommended her for the high honor which she has just received.

Mrs. Passy is a graduate of the Hadassah Nurses’ Training School which is maintained in Jerusalem by Junior Hadassah.

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