Nina Bogorad, oldest Ukrainian Righteous Among the Nations, dies at 98

The oldest Righteous Among the Nations living in Ukraine, Nina Bogorad, has died in Kyiv at the age of 98.

Bogorad was recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Among the Nations, the title given to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews from the Holocaust, after she saved a Ukrainian soldier of Jewish origin during World War II.

The wounded soldier came to her, but revealed to her that he was Jewish. If she had turned him in, he would have been executed, but she decided to protect him despite the personal risk.

In the end the two fell in love with each other and at the end of the war they got married, and became parents to two children.

Bogorad was recognized as one of the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 1992.


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