I am proud of the fact that I succeeded in having my rescuer, Helena Zaleska, honoured and given the Righteous Among Nations award from Yad Vashem, for her courage in hiding me during the war. Without my knowing it, Helena had also saved a Jewish mother and her two sons somewhere else on her farm.
Righteous Among the Nations
An honour given to non-Jews for their efforts to rescue Jews from Nazi persecution at the risk of their own lives. Awarded by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Authority, Israel.
Yad Vashem, Holocaust Martyr's and Heroes' Remembrance Authority
A Holocaust museum and memorial to victims and heroes of the Holocaust founded in 1953 in Jerusalem, Israel.