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.