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Israel to Grant Posthumous Citizenship to the Six Million Holocaust Victims and to Righteous Gentile

The 6,000,000 Jews who perished in the Holocaust and those “righteous gentiles” who died while saving Jews during the Nazi reign of terror, will be granted posthumous Israeli citizenship, according to a recent declaration issued by the Knesset.

This unprecedented expression will be officially announced at the 40th anniversary observance of the defeat of Nazi Germany scheduled for May 5-9 in Jerusalem. The gatherings will include delegates from throughout the world to mark this watershed occasion.

Each participant in the assembly will receive a certificate designating him or her as a witness to this memorial rite. The world assembly is expected to serve as a time of rededication to the memory of those whose lives were extinguished by the Nazis and to those who survived to restore and revitalize the Jewish nation.