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Bundestag Members Ask Collective Nobel Peace Prize for Rescuers of Jews

Opposition party members in the Bundestag have appealed to the Nobel Committee to award the 1973 Peace Prize collectively to persons who saved Jews during the Nazi era.

Members of the Christian Democratic Union and Christian Socialist parties, in a letter to the Oslo-based committee, said that those who risked their own lives to rescue Jews “placed the principles of humanity higher than tyranny and terror and made a genuine contribution to peace and reconciliation.”

The group also noted, in support of the proposal, that the Israeli Yad Vashem Committee awards its “Medal of the Just” to those who can prove they helped Jews in the Hitler era.