Five more Slovaks recognised as “Righteous Among the Nations”

Five more Slovaks have received the “Righteous among the Nations” award - the highest honour given to a non-Jew by the State of Israel and Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum for saving Jewish citizens during the Holocaust. Slovaks who were recognised as the “Righteous Among the Nations” at the February 11 ceremonywere Peter and Mária Rehák from Trenčín, Pavel and Anna Hriadeľ from Ladce, and evangelical priest Pavel Chorvát from Slatina nad Bebravou. Relatives of these posthumously awarded Slovak citizens were presented with a medal and honorary diploma they received from the hands of Israeli Ambassador to Slovakia Alexander Ben-Zvi. Their names will be added to 534 other names of Slovaks honoured so far and will be carved into stone in Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum. “This day is special, because people who saved children, the future of Israel, are being awarded, President Ivan Gašparovič said at the ceremony, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “More of our citizens have entered the history, when they put their own lives in danger to save others.”

Five more Slovaks have received the “Righteous among the Nations” award - the highest honour given to a non-Jew by the State of Israel and Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum for saving Jewish citizens during the Holocaust.

Slovaks who were recognised as the “Righteous Among the Nations” at the February 11 ceremonywere Peter and Mária Rehák from Trenčín, Pavel and Anna Hriadeľ from Ladce, and evangelical priest Pavel Chorvát from Slatina nad Bebravou. Relatives of these posthumously awarded Slovak citizens were presented with a medal and honorary diploma they received from the hands of Israeli Ambassador to Slovakia Alexander Ben-Zvi. Their names will be added to 534 other names of Slovaks honoured so far and will be carved into stone in Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum.

“This day is special, because people who saved children, the future of Israel, are being awarded, President Ivan Gašparovič said at the ceremony, as quoted by the TASR newswire. “More of our citizens have entered the history, when they put their own lives in danger to save others.”

Righteous Among the Nations is awarded annually to express respect for heroic acts of ordinary people who risked their lives to save persecuted Jewish fellow citizens.

(Source: TASR)
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