Jerusalem (April , 2013): The B’nai B’rith World Center in Jerusalem and the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (KKL-JNF) will hold a unique joint Holocaust commemoration ceremonyon Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day/Yom Hashoah (April 8) - the only one dedicated annually to commemorating the heroism of Jews who rescued fellow Jews during the years of torment in Europe. Some 200 Border Patrol Cadets – who will provide an honor guard - and 200 high school students will participate together with Jewish rescuers and survivors.
The ceremony will take place at the Martyr’s Forest “Scroll of Fire” Plaza at 10:00 and will be preceded at 09:30 by a presentation of the Jewish Rescuers Citation to some 30 members of the underground Zionist Youth Movement in Hungary or their next of kin. The ceremony will take place this year for the eleventh consecutive year.
This year’s event will memorialize the rescue activities of Otto Komoly, President of the Zionist Federation in Hungary during the Holocaust, Chairman of the Hungarian Jewish community’s clandestine Rescue Committee and later also director of the International Red Cross “Department A” responsible for rescuing the lives of Jewish children.
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