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B’nai B’rith International has received significant news coverage of its joint Holocaust commemoration ceremony with Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) on Yom HaShoah, dedicated annually to honoring the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust.

The ceremony took place at the B’nai B’rith Martyrs Forest “Scroll of Fire” Plaza and was streamed live on the B’nai B’rith International Facebook page. The event was reported widely in Israel and abroad in print, online and broadcast media; some 800 people attended in person.

During the ceremony, the Jewish Rescuers Citation was conferred on 13 rescuers who operated in France, Germany, Czechoslovakia, Italy and Poland. The citation—a joint program of the B’nai B’rith World Center and the Committee to Recognize the Heroism of Jewish Rescuers during the Holocaust—has recognized more than 632 heroes since its inception in 2011 in an effort to help correct the generally held misconception that Jews failed to come to the aid of fellow Jews during the Holocaust.

Read more about the ceremony and honored rescuers here.

See how media outlets have covered the ceremony and recipients of the citation:

Alliance, the Magazine (French):
Tribute to the Jews of the Resistance: Saviors Among the Saved

Diplomacy.co.il (English):
The only Yom HaShoah event in Israel and worldwide dedicated annually to commemorating the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust‏

European Jewish Press, EJP (English):
Israel readies for first post-Oct. 7 Holocaust Remembrance Day (via JNS)

Israel Hayom (English):
B’nai B’rith World Center, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael to celebrate heroism of Jewish rescuers during Holocaust

Israel Hayom (Hebrew):
Thanks to his resourcefulness, dozens were saved: The doctor who invented a disease to save his patients from the Nazis

Israel Hayom (Hebrew):
The story of Jews who helped other Jews during the Holocaust is not well known

Israel Nieuws (Dutch):
B’nai B’rith World Center and Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL) celebrate the heroism of Jewish rescuers during the Holocaust memorial ceremony

The Jerusalem Post (English):
Grapevine, May 2, 2024: Heroes and heroines

Jewish News Syndicate, JNS (English):
Israel readies for first post-Oct. 7 Holocaust Remembrance Day

KAN News (English, Beginning ~46:00):
May 5, 2024 News (Audio)

KIB – Israel Business News (Hebrew):
The B’nai B’rith World Center and Keren Kemeyet Israel held on Yom HaShoah, a unique ceremony of its kind in Israel and in the world

LPH Info (French):
The memory of Victor Chaï “Young” Perez who saved Jews during the Shoah, honored by Bnai Brith and KKL-JNF

Maariv (Hebrew):
KKL-JNF and B’nai B’rith held a unique ceremony to honor Jews who saved their people during the Holocaust

The Times of Israel (English):
Ceremony held near Jerusalem to honor 13 who rescued other Jews from Nazi atrocities

The Times of Israel (English):
B’nai B’rith ceremony honors 13 who rescued other Jews from Nazi atrocities

Aurora (Spanish):
Fréderic-Shimon Hammel, profile of a great man