Irena Szumska-Ingram

Yad Vashem To Honor Australian Woman Posthumously

05/11/2010

(JTA) —  An Australian woman is being honored posthumously by Yad Vashem for saving the life of a Jewish doctor during the Holocaust.

Irena Szumska-Ingram saved Bernard Hellreich from near certain death in the Polish town of Tarnow. The 20-year-old hid Bernard in her tiny apartment and then moved him to another secure home away from the clutches of the Nazis when the danger increased.

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