Vad Vashem names 1st Egyptian 'Righteous Among the Nations'

Mohamed Helmy, doctor who lived in Berlin during WWII

30 September, 16:08

    (ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, SEPTEMBER 30 - For the first time ever, the World Center for Holocaust Research Vad Vashem has honored an Egyptian with the title 'Righteous Among the Nations'. The honor was bestowed on the Egyptian doctor Mohamed Helmy - who lived in Berlin during the years of Nazi rule - for helping Jewish families escape anti-Jewish persecution. Helmy was aided by a German woman, Frieda Szturmann, who has now also been recognized with the same honor. Yad Vashem has said that it is seeking to contact the relatives of Helmy, who died in 1982, in order to honor his memory in a special ceremony. (ANSAmed).

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