Late King Mohammed V of Morocco honored for protecting his country's Jews

By JTA
December 23, 2015 17:17

The late King Mohammed V of Morocco was posthumously honored for protecting his country’s 250,000 Jews during World War II.

KIVUNIM: The Institute for World Jewish Studies honored the king with the first The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. – Rabbi Abraham Heschel Award, to mark the organization’s 10th anniversary.

The honor was presented to granddaughter Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco on Sunday at New York City’s B’nai Jeshurun synagogue as part of the group’s three-day conference to mark its milestone.


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