September 12, 2013

Armenian to be awarded posthumously for helping Jews in Nazi concentration camp

Armenian Harutyun Khachatrian, who is honored in the Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem as a Righteous Among the Nations, will posthumously be awarded by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation. The award on his behalf will be received by his family. Khachatrian, a military doctor with the Soviet Red Army, was taken prisoner during World War II. In the concentration camp where he was kept by the Nazis he helped many Jews as a physician. In connection with the award Azatutyun TV interviewed Daniel Rainer, Vice President of the Foundation based in Jerusalem. The interview was conducted by RFE/RL Armenian Service Director Harry Tamrazian.

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