Lithuanian Catholic priest recognised as Righteous of the Nations

Chairman of Panevežys Jewish Community Gennady Kofman and community member Grafman attended a ceremony at the Povilas Matulionis Pre-Gymnasium in Kupiškis, Lithuania on May 30 held by the Israeli embassy to Lithuania to award the title of Righteous among the Nations posthumously to Catholic priest Feliksas Ereminas (1890-1962).

The Catholic cleric rescued the a Jewish girl, Rachel Rozenberg, during the Second World War.

Israel’s Ambassador to Lithuania Amir Maimon presented Ereminas’s relative Tauras Budzys the Righteous among the Nations medallion and certificate issued by the Yad Vashem Holocaust authority in Israel.

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