More than 300 Greeks honoured by Israel as two more Greek families added for honours

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The World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Israel, Yad Vashem, has selected two Greek families to honour for their selfless rescue of Jewish people, during the German occupation.

Ioannis and Katina Perraki and Dimitra Dimopoulou are to receive medals for rescuing Esther Malach Battinou and Moses Battinos, children of Solomon and Rebecca Battinos from Athens, during the WWII German occupation.

Israel’s  Ambassador in Athens Irit Ben-Abba, will present medals and the title “Righteous Among the Nations” which will be accepted by relatives of the two Greek families.

More than 300 Greeks have received the title of “Righteous Among the Nations” up to this time, including the late Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Damaskinos, the former mayor of Zakynthos Loukas Karrer and national resistance fighter Lela Karagianni, among others.

GCT Team

This article was researched and written by a GCT team member.