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Righteous Among The Nations of the former USSR

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The Righteous Among the Nations - Yad Vashem

The Righteous Among the Nations of the former USSR - Yad Vashem Database

"And so we must know these good people who helped Jews during the Holocaust. We must learn from them, and in gratitude and hope, we must remember them."

Elie Wiesel

In 1963 Yad Vashem embarked upon a worldwide project to pay tribute to the Righteous Among the Nations who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. This represents a unique and unprecedented attempt by the victims to honour individuals from within the nations of perpetrators, collaborators and bystanders, who stood by the victims' side and acted in stark contrast to the mainstream of indifference and hostility that prevailed in the darkest time of history.

Currently (November 2020) there are 15,663 individuals recognised as The Righteous Among The Nations, of which 159 are of Russian (former USSR) nationality.

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