Wilfrid Israel and Yad Vashem's continuing failure


August 11, 2023

The memorial erected in Spain for Wilfrid Israel.

Wilfrid Israel risked his own life to save tens of thousands of Jews during the Holocaust.

Yad Vashem refuses to recognize and honor him. Yad Vashem refuses to recognize and honor the more than 200 Jews identified so far by the Israeli Committee, Jews who Rescued Jews during the Holocaust. B'nai Brith International recognizes them.

Haim Roet, himself a child survivor of the Holocaust because a Jew saved his life from the Nazis, tried for many years to get Yad Vashem to change their policy. Haim, and a few other Jews organized themselves into a committee to seek out, vet, and honor what should...

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