Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Jewish Rescuers Citation to be Given to Former Wrestler and Seven Others at Upcoming Holocaust Commemoration Ceremony

FSWC Reports:


B’nai B’rith World Center and Jewish National Fund will mark their twelfth Holocaust commemoration ceremony by honoring Jonas Eckstein, a Bratislava-born Jew who saved thousands of lives while risking his own. 

Eckstein was an active member of the Jewish community in Bratislava and was  successful wrestler in “Hakoach” Jewish sport club in the city. His sporting activities allowed Eckstein to befriend city officials and police, which later facilitated his rescue activities. 


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