B’nai B’rith International has received coverage for its Jewish Rescuers Citation commemoration ceremony held in the Jerusalem hills. The Times of Israel noted the citation given to Hubert Pollack, who participated in a plan to get thousands of exit visas from Nazi Germany. Pollack, honored along with 12 other Jewish heroes on Holocaust Remembrance Day, saved thousands of Jews from perishing in the Shoah.
The B’nai B’rith World Center-Jerusalem and the Committee to Recognize the Heroism of Jewish Rescuers During the Holocaust (JRJ) created the Jewish Rescuer Citation in 2011 to honor and pay respect Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the Holocaust.
See how media outlets covered the commemoration ceremony:
Adi Daliot was in his 60s when he found out that his father, Hubert Pollack, helped save over 10,000 Jews in Nazi Germany during the years leading up to the Holocaust.
Sworn to secrecy by his co-conspirator, Jewish Anglo-German philanthropist Wilfrid Israel, Pollack kept his story quiet — even from his family. It was only after Daliot (the family adopted a Hebrew surname after moving to Israel) came across a written account by Pollack in 2002, nearly 35 years after his death, that Pollack’s heroic role became known.
Pollack is to posthumously receive the Jewish Rescuers Citation along with 12 other Holocaust-era heroes on Thursday, which marks Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel, at the Forest of the Martyrs in the Jerusalem hills. Six million trees have been planted there in commemoration of the 6 million Jews killed in the Holocaust.
KAN News (Channel 11):
(Twitter, April 28, 2022) “B’nai B’rith organization has decided to award the Jewish Rescuer Citation award to paratrooper Habiba Rake. This is the 19th consecutive year that the Organization of Allies and the JNF-KKL have presented the prize. @KalmanLiebskind spoke to Habiba Rake’s niece about her aunt’s heroic story and the groundbreaking woman she was.
Israel Hayom (English):
B’nai B’rith, KKL-JNF to honor Jews who rescued Jews in Holocaust
The Jerusalem Post:
Grapevine April 27, 2022: A Mimouna Synonym
Kol Yisrael (English):
The Media Line:
Ceremony Honors Jews Who Rescued Jews During Holocaust
Tel Aviv Net (Hebrew):
Holocaust Remembrance and Heroism Day, Thursday, 27 Nissan 2022 / April 28, 2022