Righteous Gentiles Honored
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Righteous Gentiles Honored

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Several trees were planted in Yad Vashem last weekend in honor of righteous Gentiles, six from Holland and one from France. Jan and Miep Gies from Holland were honored for their activities on behalf of Dutch Jewry, specifically the family of Anne Frank.

Peiter Phillip, Maria Elisabeth van der Broek, Eduard Jacobus and Zwana Adriana Velthuyzen were honored for giving shelter for a period of three years to a Jewish family in Holland despite the danger of being executed or sent to a concentration camp by the Nazis. The Rev. Jean Adrien of France was honored for giving shelter to three Jewish teachers and employing them in a Catholic school during 1943-1944 at the height of Nazi terror in France.

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The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
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  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
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