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Sister Agnes Walsh honoured as British Hero of the Holocaust

Brilliant. Sister Agnes Walsh, the Daughter of Charity from Hull, I wrote about last year, is being honoured as a British Hero of the Holocaust by the Prime Minister at Downing Street today. The posthumous award is being given for Sister Agnes’s efforts to help the Cremieux family escape persecution while she was stationed in a convent in Cadouin in France during the war. She was recognised as Righteous among Nations by Yad Vashem in 1990 at the age of 94. She died in 1993 in Mill Hill, London. Two Daughters of Charity went to the Downing Street event to collect the silver medallion which bears the legend “for services to humanity”.

Read about Sister Agnes here

Written by annaarco

March 9, 2010 at 1:24 pm

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