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official recognition for holocaust witness

ICJW congratulates Executive member Evelyn Askolovitch of France on her appointment as "Commandeur des Palmes Académiques". This major official decoration recognizes her work as an important witness of history, speaking in different schools about her experience as a child in concentration camps during the 2nd World War.


Evelyn has testified in many schools in Paris and all over the country.Her award recognizes the importance of  France’s young generations being informed about and not forgetting  the Shoah


Evelyn received the decoration from Mrs Florence Parly, the French Minister for the Armed Forces, on Thursday 31 August. The French affiliate of ICJW was represented at the ceremony, together with  Evelyn’s children and grandchildren. The Coopération Féminine will celebrate her award at a special event.