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Milan honored for helping save Jews from concentration camps during Holocaust

 

September 9, 2022



(JNS) The city of Milan, Italy, has been named an honorary member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation in recognition of its residents’ efforts to help rescue Jews from Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust.

IRWF chairman Eduardo Eurnekian and its founder Baruch Tenembaum sent the city a request to join the foundation, which was immediately accepted, Italian media reported last week.

The foundation is named after the Swedish diplomat Raul Wallenberg, who helped save 200,000 Jews in Budapest in 1944 by giving them protective documents, putting them in protected housin...



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