Monastir During the Holocaust
Righteous Among the Nations
“Whosoever saves a single life, saves an entire universe"
(Mishnah, Sanhedrin 4:5)
In 1963, Yad Vashem embarked on a worldwide project on behalf of the Jewish people and the State of Israel to award the title of Righteous Among the Nations to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. The program is an unprecedented attempt by victims to single out within the nations of perpetrators, collaborators and bystanders, persons who bucked the general trend and risked their lives to save Jews. The concept of Righteous Among the Nations has won international renown, and the program generates great interest worldwide; the stories of the Righteous and the questions of bystanders’ attitude play an important role in education - for Jews and non-Jews alike. Presented here are the stories of two Righeous Among the Nations from Monastir.