Two Non-jews Honored for Having Protected 1,200 Jews During World War Ii

Two non-Jews who protected 1,200 Jews employed in their factory in Czechoslovakia during World War II were honored here by the Latin American Jewish Congress. Mrs. Emilia Pelse Schindler and her late husband, Oscar, helped save the 1,200 from concentration camps. At the ceremony Dr. Katriel Kate, chairman of the Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, stated that “he who is righteous with one son of Israel must be considered righteous with all Israel.” The other speakers were Bela Andahazy Kasnya, a former Hungarian government minister who aided the 1,200 Jews with false passports, and Dr. Isaac Goldenberg, chairman of the Latin American Jewish Congress. Unfortunately, the Argentine postal strike prevented the arrival from Israel of the citations to the Schindlers.

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