December 22, 2008

Honor overdue


Sir, – Enrico Mandel-Mantello’s letter ”Unknown hero” (December 19), raised two painful points: why we, the Jewish people, ignore Jewish saviors; and why Col. Jose Arturo Castellanos has not been declared a Righteous Among the Nations.

The Salvadorans’ report on their foreign ministry’s Web site proves that Castellanos was a hero. I hope the Wallenberg Foundation will help Yad Vashem determine that he deserves the above title, the same as it did in regard to 94-year-old Stanislawa Slawinska.