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Sunday, November 03, 2019

Survivor Meets Rescuer

Righteous among the Nations meets Jewish siblings she saved during the Holocaust and their 40 descendants.

On Sunday, Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, and The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous co-hosted a reunion between Holocaust survivors from Israel Yossi Mor (previously Yosef Mordechai) and his sister Sarah Yanai, and their wartime rescuer Melpomeni Dina (née Gianopoulou) from Greece.

Melpomeni Dina was recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the State of Israel and the Jewish people along with her sisters Efthimia Xanthopoulou (née Gianopoulou) and Bithleem Sumbasi (née Gianopoulou) as well as five other individuals for helping save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. Since 1993, the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous has been providing financial support to living recipients of the prestigious Righteous Among the Nations award, like the rescuers of the Mordechai family, as an expression of gratitude on behalf of the Jewish people.

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