The Greek “Righteous Among the Nations” to be honored

The family of Giorgos and Athina Vlachou will receive the title of the “Righteous Among the Nations” by the Yad Vashem Foundation for saving the family of Minos Matsas during the Holocaust.

Yad Vashem was established to perpetuate the memory of the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. One of Yad Vashem’s principal duties is to convey the gratitude of the State of Israel and the Jewish people to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. This mission was defined by the law establishing Yad Vashem, and in 1963 the Remembrance Authority embarked upon a worldwide project to grant the title of Righteous.

The event will take place on Monday, February 15th, at 19:00, at the Auditorium of the Acropolis Museum, in the presence of the Ambassador of Israel, Her Excellency Irit Ben Abba, the President of the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece, Mr Moses K. Constantinis, Makis Matsas on behalf of the Matsas family, who is also presdent of the Jewish Museum of Greece and Dimitrios Vlachos on behalf of the Vlachos family.

SOURCE: Embassy of Israel, Yad Vashem Foundation
PHOTO: Embassy of Israel