‘Righteous Among the Nations’ Nun Who Saved 17 Jews Dies At 110


Sister Cecylia Roszak, a nun who saved Jewish children during the Holocaust, died on Friday, November 16 at the age of 110.

The sister with the others at the convent near Vilna risked their lives to hide 17 Jews. It was the convent that also helped smuggle grenades into the Vilna Ghetto to help with the Resistance. Their actions resulted in their mother superior being arrested by the Nazis.

Six of the nuns and their mother superior were honored by Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem as “Righteous Among the Nations” in 1984 for their heroism.

Read more at Arutz Sheva.




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