The Righteous Among The Nations
"And so we must know these good people who helped Jews during the Holocaust. We must learn from them, and in gratitude and hope, we must remember them."
In 1963 Yad Vashem embarked upon a worldwide project to pay tribute to the Righteous Among the Nations who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust. This represents a unique and unprecedented attempt by the victims to honor individuals from within the nations of perpetrators, collaborators and bystanders, who stood by the victims' side and acted in stark contrast to the mainstream of indifference and hostility that prevailed in the darkest time of history.
The Database of the Righteous Among the Nations is a work in progress. So far it contains information about around 80% of the Righteous Among the Nations recognized by Yad Vashem. The database will be continuously updated as new information is added. There may be errors which will be corrected in the near future.