Luxembourg (Oct. 31)
A former Minister of Justice, who during World War II, used his official post to save dozens of Jews from death, was honored today by the State of Israel. Ambassador Moshe Allon awarded Victor Bodson a scroll of honor and a gold medal issued by the Yad Vashem Institute in Jerusalem.
Bodson, honorary president of the Chamber of Deputies and founder of the Israel-Luxembourg Friendship League, helped Jews cross the German border. He hid them in his private car’s trunk and brought them to his home from where he sent them on to the members of a Belgian underground movement which fought the Nazis.
After the ceremony. Bodson gave a reception in honor of Allon, during which he pledged his country would continue helping Israel and maintaining the traditional ties of friendship which exist between the two states.