President Iohannis decorates 44 Holocaust survivors
President Klaus Iohannis signed on Tuesday decrees decorating 44 Holocaust survivors.
According to press statement released by the Presidential Administration, on October 9, the National Day of Remembrance of the Holocaust Victims in Romania, the decorations were awarded "as a token of respect for their sufferings during World War II deportations, for their high moral ground along their lives as well as for the efforts made to keep alive the memory of the victims of the Holocaust - a tragedy that mankind must never again know. "
Iohannis bestowed Faithful Service in rank of Knight on the following survivors of the Holocaust: Blei Arno, Acs Frima, Braustein Iancu, Decsei Nicolae, Deutsch Otto, Ellenbogen Erica, Grunstain Ingeborg, Guttmann Bernhard, Guttmann Ruth, Hoisie Sylvia , Kassovitz Toma, Milea Isa Iacobina, Nastase Rachel, Rotariu Saul, Salmanovici Pavlina, Steiner Nicolae, Steinic Isac, Sternin Martin, Tanner Israel and Wolcovici Carl.
At the same time, the president awarded the The Faithful Service Class III National Medal to: Blum Zoltan, Calanter Boris, Cohn Marcel, Deutsch Rozalia, Fatyol Ana, Fulop Desideriu, Genad Eugen, Gridea Sonia, Haritver Iulia, Joger Kormen, Karpelesz Leopold, Klain Nero Elemer, Kopper Magdolina, Lazar Dorothea, Leb Martin, Leibovici Ietti, Lowy Malvine, Misares Iudita Delia, Naftali Iolanda, Popescu Clarisa, Saia Hana, Schwartz Anisoara, Steinberger Ecaterina and Zelingher Herman.
Given the advanced age of the honorees, only some of them participated in the decoration ceremony hosted by the Cotroceni Presidential Palace. AGERPRES (RO - author: Daniel Florea, editor: Florin Marin; EN - author: Corneliu-Aurelian Colceriu, editor: Adina Panaitescu)