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French Armenians declared righteous by Jewish institute are posthumously awarded...

05:23, 07.07.2012 Region: World News, Armenia, Diaspora Theme: Society

PARIS. – During the event held at the Jewish Holocaust Memorial in Paris, tributes were paid to the memories of those Armenians whom the Yad Vashem Institute had declared righteous, Nouvelles d’Arménie informs.    

Yervante and Elbis Beurkdjian were posthumously awarded the Medal of Righteousness for saving the lives of the Jewish Goldhamer family during the Holocaust. Their son, Alfred-François Beurkdjian, who likewise is mentioned in the book of France’s righteous people, was on hand at the event.    

Tributes were paid to those 25 Armenians who, having risked their lives, had saved Jewish families during the Holocaust.   

The names of all these righteous people are written on Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Wall of Honor.

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