Several honored for helping rescue Jews in WWII
November 6, 2011 (SKOKIE, Ill.) -- Three days before the anniversary of Kristallnacht the Illinois Holocaust Museum in suburban Skokie honored people from Italy, Poland and Lithuania who helped rescue Jews during World War II.
On November 9 and 10 in 1938, there were widespread attacks on Jews in Germany and Austria. Italy's Chicago Consul General was at the museum to honor Francesco Brondello, who was a young priest who forged identity papers for Jews. Two of those he rescued were there.
Also honored was an Italian who was killed after helping Jews in Croatia, and a Lithuanian family and a Polish couple who participated in the rescues.
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