Son Accepts Christian Teacher's Award For Holocaust Rescue
Although this is one of thousands of similar stories, some showing even more astonishing acts of bravery and divine intervention, this is significant because it is the first non-Jewish person to be honored at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum with the Righteous Among the Nations medal. While some may have been honored and blessed in ways that we may never hear about, this particular honoring seems to serve as a public witness to God's grace.
Christian Honored for Holocaust Rescue
By BRETT ZONGKER
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Masha Spivak’s parents and two siblings were killed in Ukraine during the Holocaust, she decided to go into hiding.
Two of her teachers heard about her family, took her in and helped her change her Jewish identity — at a huge risk to their own lives.
More than 60 years later, one of those teachers has become the first person to be honored at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum with the Righteous Among the Nations medal, given to non-Jewish rescuers by Yad Vashem, Israel’s national memorial to the Holocaust.