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Israel to award 17 Slovaks with Righteous among Nations Award

Seventeen additional Slovaks will be awarded the title 'Righteous among the Nations' that is given to non-Jews who helped save the lives of Jews during World War II, the Israeli Embassy informed the TASR Newswire on January 18. The awards ceremony organised by Israel and the Jerusalem-based memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, will take place on February 1 in the historical building of the Slovak parliament and will be attended by Slovakia's top constitutional representatives.

Seventeen additional Slovaks will be awarded the title 'Righteous among the Nations' that is given to non-Jews who helped save the lives of Jews during World War II, the Israeli Embassy informed the TASR Newswire on January 18.

The awards ceremony organised by Israel and the Jerusalem-based memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, will take place on February 1 in the historical building of the Slovak parliament and will be attended by Slovakia's top constitutional representatives.

Relatives of those receiving the awards will receive a medal and an honorary diploma from the Israeli Ambassador to Slovakia, Alexander Ben-Zvi, who said that the acts of the 'Righteous among the Nations' recipients are part of Slovakia’s cultural heritage.

The Slovaks will also have their names inscribed on the Wall of Honour in the Garden of the Righteous at Yad Vashem. Over 540 Slovak citizens have received the Righteous among The Nations award.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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