Yad Vashem honors Austrian righteous gentiles

Yad Vashem on Tuesday paid tribute to 85 Austrians who risked their lives to save their Jewish friends and neighbors during the Holocaust. Among those recognized for their courage in defying the Nazis were Hermine Riss, who hid a Jewish woman in her Vienna home between 1942 and 1945, and Danuta and Ewald Kleisinger, who saved the lives of several Jews by giving them sanctuary in their Warsaw home.
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